The video and television coverage of the murder of George Floyd and trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is landmark. And I believe it will be remembered by media historians for being as important in pointing the nation toward social justice as the 1960s network news images of peaceful civil rights marchers being beaten, fire-hosed and attacked by police dogs in the South. It is easy to get lost in the joyous images Tuesday afternoon from the streets of Minneapolis as the verdicts of guilty for Chauvin on all three counts of murder and manslaughter were announced.
TV and video played historic role in bringing Derek Chauvin to justice for the murder of George Floyd
April 21, 2021