January 25, 2008

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Show Summary: the narrative of the returned soldier; the new FBI Most Wanted; and Bobby Fischer remembered

The War at Home

The first piece in the The New York Times“War Torn” series – about Iraq War veterans who’ve committed homicide here at home – sparked criticism and praise among the military and the blogosphere. It also contributed to the emerging narrative in the media about the Iraq War ...

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The Young and the Reckless

When news broke that the Associated Press had on file an obituary for pop star Britney Spears, it stirred some controversy. By what calculus does a news organization nominate twentysomethings for the journalistic equivalent of a death pool? AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington explains.

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Public Affairs

Sex, diamonds and rivalry. Just a few ingredients of the permanent reality show that is the personal life of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Daily Star opinion editor Michael Young says Sarkozy’s constant courting of the press may be vulgar but it’s working.


10 Is The Loneliest Number

What was once just a wanted poster on the post office wall has been recently revamped into a 21st century, multimedia dragnet – the FBI’s Most Wanted list. G-man John Miller explains the history, efficacy and enduring appeal of being wanted.

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Search Terms

Our computers hold delicate personal documents, sensitive medical information and even confidential sources. So can border authorities search hard drives as freely as they search make-up bags? Adam Liptak, national legal correspondent for The New York Times, explains that a string of court cases may determine ...

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En Passant

From brash beginnings to cold war heroism to tragic final years, former world chess champion Bobby Fischer was a magnet for public admiration and criticism. Biographer Frank Brady of St. John's University followed Fischer's complex relationship with the ...

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