On tonight’s GRITtv, our Monday Media Roundtable chews over the Sunday chats on the McClellan book, CNN’s misreporting of the California gay marriage decision, and the press pounding on the idea that Obama hasn’t "closed the deal" with white voters. Our panel: Jeff Cohen, founder of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), now of Ithaca College, The Nation’s Richard Kim and Ann Northrop, co-host of FreeSpeechTV’s Gay USA.

Former talk show host Phil Donahue discusses his dismissal from MSNBC on the eve of the last Gulf War, and new film with Ellen Spiro, Body of War. Pepe Escobar of The Real News breaks down what you didn’t see in the US news on the atomic threat posed – or not posed – by Iran. Filmmakers Anne Derwent and Bob Gray ask citizens what they want to say to the presidential candidates in their American Voices series, common cause among bike riders and police brutality activists as the Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Sean Bell join Critical Mass in a bike ride, and SEIU’s Justice For Janitors campaign. All here, on GRITtv with Laura Flanders!

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.