There's good news and bad news.
The bad news is, well ... there is a lot of bad news out there. At least if you're getting it from TV. Eighty-three percent of Americans believe that television news is the most negative, compared to newspapers, radio, and the Internet (The Wirthlin Report, Feb. '04). Author Kris Patrow admits it's partly her fault. For nearly twenty years she was bringing it into their living rooms as a television news anchor and reporter. Bad news was her job.
The good news is, that's not the whole story. It never was. And Kris is on a mission to prove it. I Witness News. I Witness Miracles: A Reporter's Notebook is step one of that mission: from reporting the countless "good news" stories that never made air, to pointing out the good things that happen in everyday life; things that many people have forgotten how to see in this gloom-and-doom world painted by the media.
At a time when television news has many of us closing our doors and eyeing each other with suspicion, I Witness News. I Witness Miracles: A Reporter's Notebook reports stories that will help people see each other and the world in a new, more compassionate way and see miracles so common, they re-thread the needle connecting us to one another.