Newsnight: Alain De Botton Asks What's The Point Of News?

29/01/2014 23:45 GMT | Updated 29/01/2014 23:59 GMT

Philosopher and author Alain de Botton's narrates a five-minute film for Newsnight, questioning the point of broadcasting and publishing current affairs.

If you want to control people, you either give them no news or too much of it, argues de Botton. Do you agree?