Aaron Brown is an old-school journalist.
This, in this day of "new media" may sound like a slam. But it's actually a compliment.
Brown, the former CNN anchor turned journalism professor and now host of the PBS series Wide Angle says it's not the job of journalists to push their views on the consumers of news. But he fears that on the cable networks, that's what's happening. Especially with all the big name opinionated personalities they're featuring.
He also finds believes it's important that Americans learn more about the world than just what's happening between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. That's what he's trying to do with Wide Angle.
For example, he just returned from Jordan where he reported on the Iraq refugee problem there. The Iraq war, by the way, is, in his opinion the most under reported international story in the United States.
Brown's comments came during his appearance on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com.
He also believes the emerging European Union/China influence on global economics and Africa remain sparsely reported important stories in the United States.