Feb. 6, 2012 — Robert W. McChesney is a professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was host of the weekly radio program on WILL-AM 580, “Media Matters” from 2002 to 2012. Trained as a historian of communications, McChesney has written extensively about the development of radio, the crisis facing journalism in the United States, and the pernicious influence of the corporate media over American politics, among many other topics. In this interview, McChesney discusses the 2012 presidential election, Super-PACs and political ads, as well as the press coverage of the Occupy Movement.
Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in February 2013.