WealthTV to Air One Hour Special on the Wave of Vanishing Newspapers and Its Threat to American Democracy

WealthTV to air 'Final Edition', a One Hour Special on the Newspaper Crisis in America

Jan 05, 2010, 14:08 ET from WealthTV

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WealthTV, the premier luxury lifestyle and entertainment network, announced today that it will be airing a one hour special on the crisis in the newspaper industry and its threat to American Democracy this weekend. The one hour special, entitled "Final Edition", features the closure of Colorado's oldest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, just days before its 150th anniversary. The special highlights the numerous important events the paper covered from the Columbine High School massacre to the cover-up at the Rocky Flats nuclear facility and questions whether the rapid decline in "investigative journalism" is having a negative impact on American Democracy or will "new media" fill in the void as papers close.

"Our well educated viewers are always seeking relevant and thought provoking information. With the closure of newspapers and the emergence of new media formats, it's intriguing to watch the impact declining ranks of journalists across the nation is having on society," stated Richard Pshock, General Manager of WealthTV.

Final Edition is scheduled to air exclusively on WealthTV in high definition Saturday, January 9th at 8 pm and Sunday January 10th at 10 pm, EST. WealthTV is available across the country on numerous cable systems. See www.wealthtv.com for additional scheduling information.

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    For more information, contact:
    Sarah Nunez, WealthTV
    Phone:  858-270-6900 or sarah.nunez@wealthtv.com