Eric Deggans is NPR’s TV critic, MSNBC media and culture analyst, and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.
Eric joined World Footprints to talk about his book that examines the role cable news networks and social media play in inciting fears around racism, sexism and prejudice. He says that conflict sells in the media so prejudice, racism, stereotypes are advanced in order to draw viewers and revenue.
We also talked travel and Eric shared how one travel experience impacted him and caused a shift in how he travels more responsibly.
A little known fact…Eric was a professional touring drummer in the 1980s, and he continues to perform with local groups when he’s not on the air. Eric will share an interesting story about Prince and other musicians during his interview.
Join World Footprints for an engaging conversation on race-baiting, travel, media and music with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.