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April 13, 2002

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Restrictions on the press in the Middle East, the rise of the word terrorist, and the ultimate question: what's to be done about Speedy Gonzalez?


April 6, 2002

Saturday, April 06, 2002

How Israel has been cracking down on journalists, C-SPAN's take on the morning show, and a new twist on video game consoles.


March 30, 2002

Saturday, March 30, 2002

Recent controversy over the Pulitzer Prizes,'s Walter Shapiro on campaign finance reform, and a woman who writes letters to the editor of papers criticizing democrats...every night.


March 23, 2002

Saturday, March 23, 2002

A look at the catholic press- and how it covers the church it works for- as well analysis of sports clich├ęs.


March 16, 2002

Saturday, March 16, 2002

This week on On the Media: state-run radio and newspaper employees from Rwanda stand trial for helping to incite genocide, and the financial troubles of a well-known Irish newspaper.


March 9, 2002

Saturday, March 09, 2002

Is there any truth to the axiom that 18-to-34 year olds are the most profitable age range to market to? That and The McLaughlin Group for kids this week on On the Media.


March 2, 2002

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Was Thomas Friedman acting as diplomat in his column by floating a peace plan? That, as well as FOX heading to England this week on On the Media.


February 23, 2002

Saturday, February 23, 2002

How pop culture combats anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, and remembering two journalists who died this past week: Daniel Pearl and Howard K. Smith.


February 16, 2002

Saturday, February 16, 2002

The stir caused by the phrase "axis of evil", and the outrage scientists are expressing over misuse of their work by the media.


February 9, 2002

Saturday, February 09, 2002

How the government is using CNN as evidence against John Walker Lindh, and Charlie Pierce labels the pundits.


January 26, 2002

Saturday, January 26, 2002

This week: copyright law on the internet, how Somalis are reacting to Black Hawk Down, and OTM takes on the man (or rather, the mouse).


January 19, 2002

Saturday, January 19, 2002

Can the political media give the Enron situation the type of coverage it deserves? That plus the future of Spanish-language television and teens teaching other teens sex-ed. That's this week on On the Media.


January 12, 2002

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Major media outlets are trying to expand their coverage of gay life. This week on On the Media, we take a look at how they're trying to do this, and Bob takes on, well, Bob over Paula Zahn.


January 5, 2002

Saturday, January 05, 2002

The appearance of liquor ads on TV, media coverage of the conflict between India and Pakistan, and Harvard meets hip-hop.


December 29, 2001

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Looking back at the first two days of coverage after September 11th. And how Madison Avenue dabbles in necromancy to move goods.


December 22, 2001

Saturday, December 22, 2001

Accusations of a pro-Palestinian bias at NPR, the repercussions of a horrific photograph, and how Afghanistan's interim government is trying to boost its public image.


December 15, 2001

Saturday, December 15, 2001

This week On the Media looks at September 11th and how it's affecting advertising. And, we have the tale of Bob's personal anthrax scare.


December 8, 2001

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Meeting the only active PsyOps unit in the U.S. military. And the revival of an old Christmas tradition on New York TV.


December 1, 2001

Saturday, December 01, 2001

A look at the media's coverage of cloning, Southern California as a hub for...Iranian television, and why American consumers are turning to British papers for their news.


November 24, 2001

Saturday, November 24, 2001

A history of propaganda in the 20th century, talking about the Voice of America, and a report from the front lines of the war on spam.