Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered

Season 1 Episode 31

The PC Wars

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jan 28, 2005 on PBS
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The PC Wars
The controversy over free speech vs. political correctness on campus boiled over again recently, when Harvard president Lawrence Summers mused that more study was needed on the question of how gender differences correlate with the aptitude toward the hard sciences. Summers was forced to apologize repeatedly for what was seen as a decidedly insensitive observation. "First Up" Tucker interviews Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., about the on-going campus PC wars.

And on our "Plus 2" segment the PC conversation continues as Tucker is joined by Richard Cohen, columnist for The Washington Post, and lecturer and writer Amy Richards, author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future and a leading feminist thinker. Do liberals really believe in free speech? And have feminists, in the quest for true freedom and equality, also sought to become a protected class, sequestered from harmful or critical speech?

How has the contemporary media affected the way wars are fought? Is the kind of brutality and carnage of past wars - which history shows is often necessary to bring the conflicts to their conclusion - even possible in today's media environment? On our "Back Page" Tucker addresses these issues in an interview with Eric Weider, editor of The Armchair General and a military historian.moreless

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