Webby TV Nom: Frontline/World

Video, sound, text, analysis, discussion stuffed on site


PBS’s much-lauded Frontline series has, for each piece broadcast, an online shadow where additional documentation has been placed. This can include additional video footage, sound, text, analysis, and most interestingly, discussion. Contrary to my original hypothesis, the additional information is not overwhelming, and it helps to add depth and reinforce some of the messages and statistics that are hard to catch in the program. The written word complements the shows nicely and are easily browsed while the show is on your TV. The discussions unfold after the broadcast, and appear to be moderated and edited, for they contain a wide set of ideas and perspectives without any of the vitriol often found on discussion boards of such political topics.

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