- Posted September 26, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Seigenthaler's Comment on Ethical Role of Media in an Election Year
John Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center, former publisher of the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, former administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and one of the founders of USA Today, and his son, John Michael Seigenthaler, former NBC, MSNBC anchor and correspondent spoke at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont will host the second presidential debate on Tuesday, October 7.
The two veteran newsmen were asked to comment on the ethical role and responsibility of the news media. Here's what John (senior) had to say about the impact of CNN, FOX and MSNBC.