Friday, August 05, 2005

Dick Gordon: Disconnected

Dick Gordon, fired radio host of WBUR's 'The Connection' writes in today's Boston Globe about 'radio's great secret' in Disconnected:
"Ours is the most intimate form of journalism. It doesn't matter if you are listening to the radio in your car, in the kitchen, or lying in bed. The speaker is never more than a couple of feet away, and that kind of proximity gives rise to this remarkable link between the people who are talking and the people who are listening. I know this. I've been in this business for 28 years. The intimacy of radio creates a connection that is almost physical in its emotional power.

It might be the anger in the voice of a Gaza settler, the thoughtful reflection of an artist, or the frustration of someone who supports the war in Iraq. It might be the giggle of a small child. These are real people. We let them talk. We hear them. That's how we learn to understand them. You will find an appreciation of this only on a few programs on public radio."
Sounds like he's explaining the great secret of video blogging too.

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