09 Aug '11, 5pm

[email protected]'s Soledad O'Brien profiles mountaintop removal - watch this Sunday

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien takes on the mountaintop removal debate this Sunday in a 1-hour documentary special, The Battle for Blair Mountain: Working in America . This presentation brings the issue of mountaintop removal before what may be its largest national audience yet. And that’s why I was disappointed to watch a preview cut of the program and see that CNN missed the opportunity to tell a fuller and more nuanced story about the people and places at stake in the mountaintop removal debate. It’s pretty significant that a network like CNN and a person like Ms. O’Brien are giving this problem an hour of primetime. It’s also clear that CNN did some strong reporting to craft a story that viewers anywhere in the country will find personal, interesting, and important. But crucial voices are missing from this piece, and it relies far too heavily on a clunky, over-simplified "us vs...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mwaage/cnns_soledad_obr...

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