the community's 'collecive memory', as what Benedict Anderson argues. Sincethe members of the nation are more often that not impossible to know oneanother, media serves as a relay of the events that will become the talk of thetown, and later on our emotional bond.In a weekly travel show like Landmarks, is it feasible to pursue a modelof media contributing to national development, as what the KBP Code of Ethicspromotes? Yes, it is possible, and knowing that broadcasting is conceptualizedas a public resource, it is the responsibility of media entities to pursue thisgoal. But so far most of them seem to be steered out of this objective.Landmarks as a program is commendable for a concept that combinesentertainment with social relevance. The mixture of travel and history gives itsaudience a sense of connection with the nation, that as what my Historyprofessor told us, History can be found anywhere, even in the streets.But to achieve a sense of nation, we should not focus on dates or placesbut on reflections and identities. This is what seem to be lacking in the travelshow. Much of its airtime are focused on the explanation of dates but notmuch on the reflection of the relevance of these events. Landmarks, like anyother show, still as a room to grow; in this case promoting a sense of nationthat is not focused on daydream, rather on cautious pondering to achieve thegoals we set for ourselves.
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin andSpread of Nationalism
. London: Verso, 1991. Print.