12:00pm

Mon June 13, 2011
NPR Story

Can I Just Tell You?

In her weekly 'Can I Just Tell You' commentary, host Michel Martin looks back at tragic events like Hurricane Katrina as times when television provided images of what audiences were afraid to face or even believe. Martin argues that the biggest problems of our times are those we cannot see, like the deficit or corruption that has become routine in financial institutions. Martin says that these problems give passes to the political and entertainment elite while eating away at the financial viability of struggling Americans.