The Goal: To write 3-5 pages where you say something unobvious and interesting about CBS Nightly News or The Daily Show or PBS NewsHour – to have an idea and develop that idea through the paper.
Some provisos: You may refer to the other shows in your paper, but your point (your thesis) should be clearly about one show (DO NOT do a simple compare and contrast essay). Also, please focus on just one episode of the show you choose. Your idea may certainly apply to more than one episode, but your essay will be more successful if you focus on an episode that supports your thesis particularly well. You can choose any full episode that is available online (but please don’t pick single segments posted on YouTube, for example).