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Honest Truths and NPR

NPR’s media-analysis show, “On the Media,” took interest in the Center’s latest report, Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in their Work, and is airing a segment on it at the end of the show this weekend. (Here is the link to the schedule.) Highlights, I hope: Co-host Bob Garfield was shocked to discover that documentarians don’t always honor their own ethical beliefs; I pointed out that it was their strong ethical beliefs that trouble them when they can’t honor them. He also said that journalists strive always to be true to the sense of their interviewee’s remarks, and that even though they interviewed people for 25-30 minutes and cut the interviews down to six minutes, no one has ever complained. I sure hope I’m not the first!