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Only the News That Fits

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Who decides what's news? How much of what we see and read about world events is fact? Are foreign correspondents free to describe what they see or are they just mouthpieces for a corporate editorial line? Only the News That Fits, a half-hour video version of the Genie award-winning hour-long documentary film The World is Watching, takes a probing look at the news business and, at the same time, raises some key moral issues of the electronic age. The video focuses on several journalists working in Nicaragua during the negotiations surrounding the Arias Peace Plan in November 1987, and simultaneously documents the editorial process in the ABC newsroom in New York City.

1989, 29 min 35 s