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.
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.