Virginia Insight
4:18 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

To The Editor

Before Twitter, before Facebook, before Blogging... there was this thing called a newspaper, and a lively public forum titled Letters to the Editor.

Don’t recall it? Not to worry.

Doug Cumming has collected a sampling of letters published in one Virginia community over more than 200 years.

With his help, we take a very personal look at history.

Guest:
Douglas Cumming, PhD- Author, The Lexington Letters: Two Centuries of Water Under the Bridge [Mariner, 2011]. 26 year veteran of the daily newspaper business, including work in Atlanta, Providence, and Raleigh. Associate Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication, Washington and Lee University.

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