Ted Koppel Tells Us Why the Media Fails to Cover the Real Issues

Lots of speeches and talk about the middle class and healthcare and taxes, but too often the perspectives of working people are missing from the debate and the media coverage. So we're happy to be here be covering the convention with SEIU, the Service Employees International Union. SEIU understands that these issues need to be featured in new and different ways -- reaching beyond the headlines and bringing forward stories and perspectives that highlight and celebrate the voices of working people and the issues at the forefront of their lives during this historic election.

And don't just take it from us. Last night we had a chance to speak with Ted Koppel inside the convention center. One of the Deans of American journalism told us that the mainstream media is too distracted by what's immediate to cover what's important.

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