. . . As Others See Us
Mother of All AA Meetings" - "AA Success Is a Cause for Celebration
These are but two of the high-note headlines in San Diego's Union Tribune, from a series of articles about Alcoholics Anonymous and the Convention that ran for four days starting June 19, 1995. They sparked my interest in how the media were reporting our event, and their attitude toward AA. So I studied the newspaper and TV reports for that period, not to learn what AAs said when interviewed, but what the media were saying about us.
Here are a few examples from several writers who contributed to the series in the Union Tribune.