Football vs. High Culture

Saturday, January 27, 2001

About one quarter of all Americans will have watched some football this superbowl weekend. So we’re a football culture right? Well as a society we like football, but the culture part is another story. Bob talks to Samuel Freedman, a professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, about why football and culture don’t mix.

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harry brauser from Putney, Vermont

I'm not one of the "1/4 of all Americans who will have watched some football" last weekend; I listened to it on Fox's radio show during the game. During the 4+ of really dragging hours, I heard the following: a number of mentions of 'white players', 'white quarterbacks', a 'white MVP of the game', and this: during the 45 minute half-time, two mentions of, and I quote, "...upper west side liberal Jews..." . Unbelievable. Am I the only person in North America to have heard these things, especially the last two?

Feb. 11 2011 09:52 PM

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