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Alderman Leon Despres in the Chicago City Council chamber

The Only Alderman Who Stood Up to Richard J. Daley

Daniel Hautzinger

“[Leon] Despres has been told to shut up – in one form or another – more than any grown man in Chicago," Mike Royko once wrote. "Throughout his career, he has been in the forefront of just about every decent, worthwhile effort to improve life in this city."
Raney Aronson-Rath of 'Frontline.' Photo: Jonas Fredwall Karlsson

The Executive Producer of 'Frontline' on Journalism's Challenges Today

Daniel Hautzinger

Raney Aronson-Rath believes that, for all its difficulties, the current period is "a golden age for serious journalism." The newest FrontlineThe Fish on My Plate, airs Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 pm.
Sara Just, executive producer of PBS NewsHour.

The Executive Producer of 'PBS NewsHour' on Media in the Age of Trump

Daniel Hautzinger

"It's our job to hold power accountable. We did that before this White House, and we'll continue to do it." Sara Just discusses the role of long-form journalism in an era of fake news and antagonism towards traditional media. 
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