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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.


Novermber 17, 2001

Saturday, November 17, 2001

Bob speaks with LA Times reporter Paul Watson about the difficulties of reporting from Afghanistan. Plus, why audiences love violent films, and how to really read movie reviews. That's this week on On the Media.


November 10, 2001

Saturday, November 10, 2001

This week On the Media asks whose side the media is on. Also, we take a look at how the election of Michael Bloomberg to Mayor of New York caught some reporters off guard, and Bob tries the Microsoft thesaurus.


November 3, 2001

Saturday, November 03, 2001

Why charities tend to escape the notice of the media, how Jesse Ventura wants YOU to get your news, and the viral spread of information online.


October 27, 2001

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Reading between the lines when dealing with the Pentagon, and a look at the mayoral races that haven't been covered due to anthrax scares, bombings, and more.


October 20, 2001

Saturday, October 20, 2001

How the news media balances its role as media with its role of crime victim in the light of anthrax scares. Also, a discussion with Surgeon General David Satcher, and, the difference in U.S. and British censorship.


October 13, 2001

Saturday, October 13, 2001

This week OTM takes a look at the one network with access to not only Kabul, but Al Qaeda. Also: a tale of three networks, and the many faces of Islam.


October 6, 2001

Saturday, October 06, 2001

Defining terrorism, a journalist killed in Northern Ireland, and how urban legends are growing out of September 11th.


September 29, 2001

Saturday, September 29, 2001

The Pentagon's relationship with the press, how September 11th is changing Broadway,and how the internet has been dealing with tragedy.


September 22, 2001

Saturday, September 22, 2001

This week on On the Media: how did the media handle the first 48 hours of coverage following September 11th? That, plus the international reaction to the attacks and Will Ferrell on what comedy is appropriate following the attacks.


September 8, 2001

Saturday, September 08, 2001

Why does the media tend to ignore the competence of public officials? And why has the term schizophrenic become so popular? That and more this week on On the Media.


September 1, 2001

Saturday, September 01, 2001

What's the number one channel in prime time? That plus saying goodbye to Mr. Rogers.


August 18, 2001

Saturday, August 18, 2001

A look at China's controls on the web, a hero of the environmental movement attacking environmental groups, and a question: where have all the British celebrities gone? That and more, this week on On the Media.


August 11, 2001

Saturday, August 11, 2001

This week, On the Media explores the new weapons of choice in the Middle East: words. Also, which TV characters should be considered female role models?


August 4, 2001

Saturday, August 04, 2001

This week on On the Media: Crackerjack, but no peanuts. And how CNN is changing it's theme music.


July 28, 2001

Saturday, July 28, 2001

MTV turns 20, a look at the lives of Mayan scribes, and saying goodbye to the man who, quite literally, wrote the book on the media.