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A joint meeting with The Royal Commonwealth Society (Toronto Branch) on the Dominion of Canada Day celebration. First remarks by The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander. The address begins with three provocative statements: "I believe the media are the glue that holds together our democratic society"; "I believe television is by far the most important element in that glue"; "I believe we in journalism are doing a better job for the public today than ever before. But it's not good enough." Following is a closer examination of those statements, with a focus on the responsibility and limitations of television journalism. Many anecdotes and personal recollections are included as illustrative examples, and statistics that show how significant a role the television plays in our lives. How socially responsible journalism can bring all of us closer to the truth.