MRC Launches Culture & Media Institute

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Alexandria, VAThe Media Research Center announced today the establishment of a new, unique program, the Culture & Media Institute (CMI). The mission of CMI is to advance, preserve, and help restore Americas culture, character, traditional values, and morals against the assault of the liberal media. CMIs director is Robert Knight, a veteran newsman and long-time culture analyst.

Concerning the Culture & Media Institute, MRC President Brent Bozell said:

Our new division will focus on the medias relentless assault on faith, traditional values and personal responsibility. Were putting together a team to expose how the media undermine the American character. Our goal is to empower new media while encouraging old media to be fairer.

I am delighted that Robert Knight, a top-notch journalist and cultural observer, is heading this new MRC division. Roberts experience and leadership will make CMI the dominant counter-force to the liberal medias undermining of Americas traditions and culture.

The Culture & Media Institute is being launched with a three-year, $1 million challenge grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Robert Knight, a former Los Angeles Times news editor and author of The Age of Consent: The Rise of Relativism and the Corruption of Popular Culture, was most recently director of the Culture & Family Institute at Concerned Women for America. Mr. Knight frequently debates on college campuses and has been cited, published, or appeared in media such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, The OReilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Oprah, National Public Radio and many others.

I look forward to working with the MRCs experts and unparalleled resources to expose how the media undermine faith, morality, marriage, thrift, generosity, manners, modesty, entrepreneurialism and patriotism, said Mr. Knight. Its time to fight back hard in defense of American culture and American values.

To schedule an interview with MRC President Bozell or an MRC spokesperson, please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen OBoyle (x. 122) at 703.683.5004.