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Entries by Eric Deggans from 06/2009

The Fight Over Sonia Sotomayor: Why Were So Few Hispanics on TV Debating the First Hispanic Supreme Court Nominee?

| Posted 06.02.2009 | Politics

What irks me most about the media circus around Sotomayor's nomination is that white politicians and pundits pretend their race and culture have no impact on their sensibilities.

Should President Obama's First Prime Time TV Discussion About his Health Care Plan Belong Solely to ABC News?

| Posted 06.16.2009 | Media

I find it disturbing to see that the nation's first stab at real health care reform in more than a dozen years may start off with a cynical partnership between a politician and a network news division.

A Fellow Gary Native and Ex-Motown Recording Artist Remembers the King of Pop

| Posted 06.26.2009 | Entertainment

My life and Michael Jackson's have run along somewhat parallel lines for years, back to our earliest days growing up in the shadow of steel mills in Gary.