January 16, 2004

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Friday, January 16, 2004


Iowa embeds and more!

Not So Fast

With just a couple of days left before the Iowa caucuses, the airwaves in the all-important 29th state are awash with campaign ads both for and against the Democratic candidates. But how is a poor undecided Iowan to weed out the substantive wheat from the false and misleading chaff? Enter ...


Living with the Hopefuls

Many TV networks this campaign season are taking a cue from Operation Iraqi Freedom. They have assigned reporters to be 24-hour-a-day shadows for the candidates on the trail, and outfitted them with digital video cameras for the job. MSNBC has even dubbed their field producers "campaign embeds." New Hampshire Public ...


Supreme Secrecy

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal of the Bush Administration's secret detention of more than a thousand people in the weeks following September 11th. The decision represented a defeat for several groups who had sued for access to information about the detainees, some of whom were charged ...


Out of Touch

The Bush White House is hardly the first to regard the press with suspicion and complain about the attack dog media. But no administration has ever so successfully controlled the message coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or cared so little about cultivating a relationship with the press corps. Ken ...


Pen, Notepad, Gun

The bloodshed in Iraq shows no sign of abating - Americans continue to come home in bodybags almost daily. But reporters covering the conflict aren't immune from the dangers either. The journalist death toll currently stands at 13, and some have suggested that news organizations in war zones start employing ...



Listeners pipe up about our interview with conservative, now liberaltalk show host Ed Schultz.


Independently Wealthy

Nineteen years after Robert Redford first staged his independent film festival in the mountains of Utah, the Sundance Festival is now a household name. The event has ushered many independent movies into theaters nationwide, and catapulted their makers to fame and fortune. But has Sundance's glitzy success obscured the event's ...


Sundance Kids

For those of us who don't make it out to Park City every January, the Sundance Festival is represented by the most popular films that emerge from its screens. But in the time between the lights coming up and going back down again, the attendees themselves get down to the ...


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