NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on media prejudice

Tom Weber, Eric Deggans
MPR News' Tom Weber speaks to Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR as part of the Broadcast Journalism Series Nov. 13, 2014.
MPR Photo / Kryssy Pease

Eric Deggans, NPR's first full-time TV critic, joined Tom Weber last week for the third installment in MPR News' Broadcast Journalist Series.

Deggans' book, "Race-Baiter," explores racism, sexism, and prejudice in modern media -- and how we are all worse off for it.

In addition to discussing his book, Deggans weighed in on the #pointergate story and why he says he's hesitant to use the word "racist" for everyone who utters racially-insensitive remarks.

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