December 1, 2006

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Show Summary: New York Times editor Bill Keller weighs in on "civil war" semantics. And, the subpoenas rain down on the Times' reporters.

Paper Wait

This week, NBC started referring to the violence in Iraq as “civil war.” The New York Times cautiously edged closer to that terminology. NYT executive editor Bill Keller explains the editorial and political reasons for allowing reporters and editors to call it ...

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Insurgent Resurgent

Last month, Sunni-run TV channel al-Zawraa was banned by Iraqi authorities. After a few weeks, it returned to the air as an explicitly anti-Shiite pirate broadcast. McClatchy Newspapers correspondent Hannah Allam describes the civil war that’s playing out on the airwaves.

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Kill Transmission

Can a TV station be a terrorist entity? Mark Dubowitz of the Coalition Against Terrorist Media says the State Department was right to ban transmission of Al Manar, the media outlet of Lebanon-based Hezbollah. Worried about the First Amendment? You’re not the only one.

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Albanian Media

Since the fall of Communism in Albania, its press has flourished. But that doesn’t mean the country’s media are truly independent. Megan Williams reports from Albania on one news show that’s bucking the trend of government control.

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Tapping the Source

The Justice Department wants to see the phone records of two New York Times reporters. The paper has resisted but this week the Supreme Court refused to intervene. Lawyer Jonathan Turley says this is why we need a federal shield law, and now.

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El Terrorista y La Periodista

For years, journalist Ann Louise Bardach has been writing about accused anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. Now the Feds are demanding she turn over her research materials… three years after destroying their own evidence of his terrorist acts.

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The Son Also Rises

In 1960, Nancy Dickerson became CBS News’ first female correspondent, and a familiar face to many Americans. But to her son John, now Slate's political columnist, she largely remained a mystery. It was only after he decided to write a biography of her, years after her ...

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