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A screen grab of breaking news of the Boston marathon bombings appearing on a tv station in Modesto, California.
A screen grab of breaking news of the Boston marathon bombings appearing on a tv station in Modesto, California.

Watching 24-hour cable news is enough to drive one crazy. The crisis is endless. Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff says that the new normal, the perpetual "present shock." There's a way forward though, he says, starting with dealing with crises better in the present, rather than solving problems for all time.

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Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist, documentarian, and author of the new book, “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now.” His most recent op-ed about the Boston bombings is here.

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CNN "So is this the "new normal"? That's the question I keep hearing as people try to comprehend the tragedy at the Boston Marathon and its chaotic aftermath. The answer is yes — in more ways than you might think."

This segment aired on April 24, 2013.

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