Digital Age was produced and hosted by James Goodale for fifteen years. It continues on WNYE Channel 25 (NYC TV) in New York City with producer and host James Zirin (see: "How a seasoned litigator became a talk show host"). It goes to most cable stations in a 50 mile radius of NYC including Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut, which reaches 10 million homes. It is also on Time Warner Cable, Comcast New Jersey, RCN and Dish TV, Channel 22 on Cablevision, Channel 888 on DirectTV and digital broadcast Channel 25.1. Additionally, NYC TV can be seen on WVVH-TV in Long Island on Cablevision's Channel 78. It is webcast on the Internet at www.digitalage.organd podcast on NPR.org. The programs can be viewed on this web site via YouTube.
The program covers politics, media and terrorism in the Digital Age. In the 2008 Presidential election campaign, programs included: "Will The Millennials Win It For Obama?" with Morley Winograd and Michael Hais (authors Millennial Makeover), "Did Palin Win the Debate? (Can She Survive the Net?)" with Edward Rollins (Republican Consultant) and Joe Conason (New York Observer); "Who Won The Debate? (And Is Obama A Muslim?)," with Richard Cohen (Washington Post).
Programs on media and terrorism included "Meltdown? - A Digital Phenomena?" with John Cassidy (The New Yorker); "Digital Czar?" with Jonathan Askin (Obama supporter) and Thomas Lipscomb (Annenberg Center); "Do We Need Another Bretton Woods?" with William Donaldson (former SEC Chairman); "Did Putin's Cyberattacks Paralyze Georgia?" with Kim Taipale (Center for Advanced Studies).
Well-known guests who have appeared on the program include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Senator Bob Kerrey, CIA Director James Woolsey, 9/11 Commission Co-Chair Gov. Thomas Kean, Tom Brokaw (NBC), Hedrick Smith (Pulitzer Prize, The New York Times),Dan Rather (CBS), Lester Thurow (MIT / Author), Robert Hormatz (Goldman Sachs), Walter Cronkite (CBS), Don Hewitt (60 Minutes, CBS), Arthur Schlesinger (Author).
Also, Michael Bloomberg (Mayor, NYC), Robert MacNeil (MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour), Bill Bratton (L.A. City Police Commissioner), Ben Bradlee (Washington Post), Richard L. Garwin (Rumsfeld Commission), Warren Hoge (New York Times), Reese Schoenfeld (CNN), John Cassidy (New Yorker), Nadine Strossen (President, ACLU), Katrina Vanden Heuval (Editor, The Nation). Hosting the program are James Goodale, former Vice-Chairman of The New York Times and James Zirin, partner, Sidley Austin LLP, contributor to The Times of London and Washington Times.
The Columbia Journalism Revew 2001 named James Goodale as one of the 200 people who shape the media agenda in New York. A complete archive of the program's tapes are at the Barco Library, Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver, CO 80210 (Tel: 303-871-4885) and at The Museum of Television and Radio, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019 (Tel: 212-621-6845).For further information call James Goodale, 212-909-6253 or James Zirin, 212-839-8576.