Quixotic journalism

Art meets journalism: CBC Radio’s The Current ran a documentary about Ontario independent candidate David Page, part of a series on “The Supercommitted” candidates. It’s called “A Quixotic Candidate” — no doubt because Page’s quest to be elected is Quixotic indeed. I happened to catch it and, weary of the frenzy and ideological spite of North American politics, was struck not merely by the well-crafted profile of Page, but by the depth of the ideas presented in the documentary.

The piece can be heard by clicking on “Listen to Part Three” at the Current’s web site for Oct. 9. Such programs are rare, virtually nonexistent on private radio, and remain a solid argument for public broadcasting.