Images that change us and help us change our world ...

Families climbing atop the Berlin Wall, a young man facing a tank in China, children carrying machine guns in Latin America, and the Gulf War—the list goes on. But how do we interpret those images? How do we come to grips with their deeper meaning? How do we see what they demand of us? This world calls for more than viewers; it calls for participants who can choose to make a difference. But to meet the demands requires light and insight as well as images. The Christian Science Monitor has been pouring its share of insight into journalism for over eighty years. Now The Monitor Channel, the cable television network of The Christian Science Monitor, will once again expand the reach and immediacy of this important work. What follows is a brief introduction to this new network—its purpose and programs.

whether it's newspaper, magazine, radio, television, or shortwave ... the journalism of The Christian Science Monitor is unique in the world. Unique because of the editorial responsibility it was assigned by its founder, Mary Baker Eddy, in 1908: "... to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." An uncompromising standard. To report the news in a clear, factual, accurate, and calm manner—free of inflammatory style or individual bias. More specifically, to maintain a level of journalism worthy of the public's trust—committed to the betterment of the human condition. While the editorial concept remains as vital as ever, both the need and the ability to serve the global community more fully have led to the expansion of the Monitor's publishing capabilities. Today, the unique style of Monitor journalism can be read in a monthly magazine as well as in the newspaper. It can be seen on television in the United States and in other countries, and heard throughout the U.S. on public radio, and internationally on shortwave radio. The goal is to provide people with the information they need to understand better the world they live in, the people they live with, and the common ground we all share. The Monitor Channel, a cable television service, is the newest element in these ever-expanding public service activities. A full spectrum of quality Monitor reporting, so familiar to readers of the newspaper, will now be available to a widening television audience—from the front page to the Monitor religious article. Transmitted via satellite and received by local cable operators across North America, Monitor Channel programs are able to inform and give a clearer perspective on national and world events. Here's a brief look at some of the wide range of programming planned.

Today's Monitor is a thoughtful look at major stories from The Christian Science Monitor newspaper. One Norway Street is a daily sixty-minute blend of features, guest appearances, and conversation drawing on the resources of the Monitor and its staff of expert columnists, writers, and editors. Eldridge on Sports is a weekly TV sports magazine offering interviews, features, and commentary on local, national, and international sports. Inner City Beat takes on issues facing urban communities—drugs, education, housing, crime—as well as exploring inner-city culture and arts, all in a lively, constructive manner. Money and You uses a weekly sixty-minute format combining financial news reports, panel discussions with experts, interviews, and in-depth stories, to explain to the viewer how the world works from an economic standpoint. Monitor Forum is a sixty-minute, long-form conversation format on global issues with recognized leaders from around the world. 50 Years Ago Today is a unique program that highlights the events, people, and places in the news from the pages of the Monitor fifty years ago—and their echoes in today's world. The Children's Room is a daily preschool television series that brings to life the wonderful world of children's books and literature. Good Green Earth is more than a conventional gardening program. It uses the garden as a starting point to explore the close relationship between our lives and the natural environment. EI Monitor de Hoy is a look at the world from the pages of the Monitor, in Spanish, to serve the Spanish-speaking viewer.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

A world that needs our love
April 1, 1991

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