Monday, December 1, 2008

CNN Heroes - Role Models and Media

Lately, I have been following any and all coverage of the Mumbai blasts on TV and that's how I stumbled onto CNN Heroes last night. I tend to avoid TV (I disagree with the notion that only bad news is media-worthy) because the odds for good use of my time are low. But I cannot deny the power of media - especially now when global is not global - it is local. My not watching TV does nothing for anyone but me. So, when I see a show celebrating the goodness in us, I am ecstatic. Criminals and terrorists are news; but so are people who spread peace and solace. CNN heroes provides for new role-models for a generation looking for something new. I hope we see more such shows.

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