With the rise of digital media, the printed newspaper column has transitioned and found a new home online. But for generations, those black and white pages were the weapon of choice for writers voicing their opinions and giving their take on the historic events that shaped the world. Last year CNN contributor John Avlon co-edited the critically acclaimed book “Deadline Artists,” which was a collection of some of the most timeless columns from throughout American history. Now he is back with the sequel, “Scandals, Tragedies & Triumphs” — a new anthology of some of the nation’s most shocking and uplifting moments, as told by the preeminent writers of the time.
This morning Avlon joins “Starting Point” to explain why he thinks “it is a time to reflect on the great newspaper culture and what’s different and what continues.”