Zelizer Examines Media Frenzy Surrounding Charlie Sheen Meltdown

In an interview with National Public Radio affiliate WHYY, Professor Barbie Zelizer talked about the media’s responsibility in covering a celebrity meltdown story like the one following actor Charlie Sheen. “[…]are journalists supposed to be deciding when celebrity becomes too excessive because it's connected to mental illness? I don't think so," Prof. Zelizer said.