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David Zurawik

S. Carolina cell phone video and '60s civil rights TV news coverage

Are the citizen-made cell phone videos of unarmed African-Americans dying at the hands of white police officers today's equivalent of the evening newscast images of civil rights protests in the South in the 1960s?

I think in some ways they might be. And I wonder if  they could come to have as a profound an effect on the national conscience as those CBS and NBC evening newscast images of Southern police officers attacking civil rights marchers with dogs and firehoses in 1960s did.

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That's part of the context in which we talked Sunday morning on "Media Buzz" about the video that surfaced last week of an unarmed black man being shot five times in the back by a white police officer.

Check out the docussion in the accompanying video.


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