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William Kern is a journalist specializing in how the rest of the world sees the United States. For almost a decade, Kern and his staff at Worldmeets.US, the educational non-profit he founded, have translated news and views about the United States from newspapers around the planet. Kern also hosts The World Meets America Report on TalkNetwork.com, where he interviews columnists, academics, artists and others about America's impact, and comments about current affairs. Log into http://worldmeets.us and http://worldmeetsamerica.com to see what the world is REALLY saying about our nation.
"Surely we shall pay for using this most powerful instrument of communication to insulate the citizenry from the hard and demanding realities which must indeed be faced if we are to survive. And I mean the word survive, quite literally. If there were to be a competition in indifference, or perhaps in insulation from reality, then Nero and his fiddle, Chamberlain and his umbrella, could not find a place on an early afternoon sustaining show. If Hollywood were to run out of Indians, the program schedules would be mangled beyond all recognition. Then perhaps, some young and courageous soul with a small budget might do a documentary telling what, in fact, we have done--and are still doing--to the Indians in this country. But that would be unpleasant. And we must at all costs shield the sensitive citizen from anything that is unpleasant." -- Edward R. Murrow