KLFY in "Durel Gives Second State of Parish Report" reports a milquetoast version of Durel's speech which exemplifies my fear about how the media might simply ignore the real passion of Durel's presentation. It's not inaccurate. It is just sucked dry of any real meaning.
KATC, on the other hand, in "Durel Takes on Good Ol' Boys " does a decent job of portraying the passions and thereby more of the meanings of the moment. Even with the low bandwidth, hurky-jerky playback available from our incumbents' broadband connections, the flavor of the occasion comes through in the video that accompanies the story.
Of course KATC, while getting the emotion right, stops way too early. Durel wouldn't have bothered to simply criticize. The criticism was used as a basis for calling people to action. That little bit of radicalism got overlooked in favor of the simple emotionalism for which TV is famous. The ovation remarked on in the video came right after his final call to action and not in reaction to his criticism.
Anyone viewing the whole video would see the full buildup and purpose of this portion of Durel's speech--just as those viewing the clip today hear the emotion in Durel's voice. It is too bad that the fuller story is not available now. The day is coming when no textual report will be presented without evidential video that will come closer to allowing an interested reader/viewer to experience enough of an event to make a good judgment.
All one needs is a big, cheap pipe. And that is coming.