Bob McChesney, the host of Media Matters on WILL 580 AM, will be doing his show live at the Siebel Center in Urbana on Sunday Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. This live event will also feature special guest John Nichols. McChensey and Nichols co-authored the excellent new book The Death and Live of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again, which will be on sale at the live event. Afterwards, McChesney will be signing copies of the book. All proceeds go to WILL, so it's a great way to pick up valuable information and support the local media that does such a wonderful job bringing you shows like Media Matters, a local media source that needs your help. Admission is free, so check it out.
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