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Why Do We Care? Pop Culture and the Media

Celebrity stories and scandals splash the headlines and pervade television news programs.  Why have journalists focused on reporting the latest Hollywood happenings and why do we care?  Join moderator Laura Washington, legendary Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobson, and Chicago Tribune entertainment reporter, Mark Caro, as they discuss the current state of the media and our culture's obsession with Hollywood.

Taking place each month, In the K/Now is a series which explores contemporary issues affecting life in Chicago.


Recorded Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Chicago History Museum.

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