JDB and Channel 4 News

Many, many years ago I used to watch Channel 4 News in the UK and marvel at the appearances of academics, offering comment on breaking news stories, particularly on the break up of the Soviet Union and the rise of Yeltsin. Long before I had started a degree I saw this as a perfect life; working at a leading university, researching and teaching on your own specialist subject by day and darting into central London to appear on the television by night.

Today, after over 5 years of working with the media, I had the very great pleasure of appearing on Channel 4 News to offer insight and comment into the state of gun control legislation in the United States.

It as an appearance that meant a great deal to me and I hope you enjoyed it.