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ARIZONA DAILY STAR
May God preserve the remnant survivors of the nation’s great
crusading newspapers, including the only daily newspaper in Tucson, now
actually printed on a press located in Phoenix.
It must have taken a firm of bean counters months to decide
what changes were necessary to survive. Many great metropolitan newspapers
did not and died.
Television won the media battle and that’s just
Radio survived. In fact, if you sweep across either AM or FM
frequencies, it is apparent that it has thrived. That’s because it takes
so few people, perhaps only one disk jockey, who interrupts a flow of
music that is automated so that the sequence of songs and commercials is
determined prior to his or her shift.
The d.j is there to talk about time, temperature, the weather
and roadway conditions.
The Star has shrunk to the size of a handbill on many
weekdays, but still is the only medium that strives and is capable of
doing extensive reporting on important issues that affect all of us.
For whatever reason one wishes to give, only the Arizona Daily Star is
capable and willing to spend scads of money on great important
investigative pieces, in depth, on local and national issues that surely
affect all of us.
Although I spent 36 enjoyable and rewarding years in
broadcasting, and loved every second of it, I begin every breakfast with
coffee and the Star. If it is not in my driveway by 6:30 a.m., I get
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition
Born to an addicted prostitute in a crime-ridden barrio, a man
finds a love that transcends all obstacles and opens a new pathway
to life beyond working for the Jefe of one of Mexico's brutal drug
cartels. (In English)
"A roller-coaster ride of subterfuge and violence through the
highways and byways of the drug trade in the US/Mexico desert
borderlands." (reader's review on Amazon)