When America’s attention is turning more insular and ignorance about the world is at an all-time high, journalistic programs like Worldview are needed more than ever.
I would argue we need to expand Worldview and the essential coverage of all things international in Chicago, so imagine my shock to read the program was being canceled. As a longtime listener and guest on the show, I am a professor and documentary filmmaker who was invited to talk about my documentary Saving Mes Aynak, I can’t imagine a more vital program for today’s US audiences.
The show truly represents the world with international guests talking about issues ranging from breaking international news on issues we don’t hear enough about (or at all) like Syria and Yemen to compelling stories about music, dance, theater and film from international artists we in Chicago would otherwise never hear about.
Like I mentioned, I was on the show to talk about the international fight to save an ancient city in Afghanistan threatened by a copper mine. Without the exposure from Worldview, it was unlikely people here in the Midwest would ever hear about this pending international tragedy. Worldview must be saved and ideally expanded to cover more international stories for a Chicago audience hungry for more.Brent Huffman, Filmmaker and Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications
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