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Reporting on Politics

As election day draws ever nearer, is your local TV station giving you the scoop on candidates and campaigns? Tuesday morning at nine, attacks and defense of the world of local television reporting on politics. The watchword is brevity - but a think tank in Wisconsin now claims the average newscast across the Midwest now offers less than 40 seconds of coverage per program! And surveyors say it's even worse here in Cleveland! We'll talk about it on The Sound of Ideas.Ken Goldstein, Professor of political science, University of Wisconsin; Scott Libin of the Poynter Institute; Tom Beres, Politics reporter, WKYC Channel 3; John Gorman, Radio/TV consultant, critic; Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau