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Radio Show Delves into American Support of a War With Iraq

“Plato’s Cave” co-hosts Iva Deutchman and Linda Robertson this week discussed Americans’ support of the idea of warfare with Iraq.

October 9, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.– Tune in to WEOS 89.5FM at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 10, for “Plato’s Cave” as Professors Iva Deutchman and Linda Robertson talk about recent reports related to Americans’ willingness to go to war.

“The American press, pundits and pollsters tell us that the majority of Americans support the bright idea of going to war with Iraq. The figures slung about are 60 to 70 percent,” Robertson says. “But the British press reports that less than 50 percent of Americans support the idea of warfare, and the responses to Congress from constituents show overwhelming opposition to the war.”

Deutchman and Robertson also are expected to give their weekly Have They No Shame Award to broadcast and cable news venues “for their general failure to notice that Americans do not want Bush handed carte blanche for warfare.”

“Plato’s Cave” offers lively discourse, irreverence and keen insight into the relationship between media and politics. A combination of “Firing Line,” “Crossfire” and the “car guys,” “Plato's Cave” brings a unique perspective to politics and media, and to how they interact and affect one another. The show airs from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and is produced through Hobart and William Smith Colleges' radio station, WEOS 89.7FM / 90.3FM, a National Public Radio affiliate. It is distributed on the Public Radio Satellite System.