October 31, 2003

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Friday, October 31, 2003


This week we talk to a reporter who has already gotten off the campaign bus.

Adding Salt to the Wound

On Oct. 13th, the Washington Times reported a soldier as having said, "if one person dies, five or six are getting wounded....but people are only hearing about the one man who is killed.” In fact, as of October 30th the total number of American soldiers wounded since the war began ...


Public Editor Number One

The New York Times has created a new, post-Jayson Blair, ombudsman-esque position that they call Public Editor. Daniel Okrent is the first up to bat in taking on this brand new role. He talks with Brooke about being the voice of the people at the paper of record.


Hi There, Middle East

Amid reports of escalating hostility towards the U.S. around the Arab world, the State Department continues to mount new offensives in its “hearts and minds” campaign. One of the latest is “Hi” magazine, which hit news racks across the Middle East in July. Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, ...


“Bookseller” – Hated it!

“The Bookseller of Kabul,” is the best-selling non-fiction book in the history of Norway, where it was first published last fall. It has been translated into 17 languages and is selling briskly everywhere. When journalist Asne Seierstad approached the bookseller with her idea for a book, he let her into ...


Cinema’s Dead

Zombies have tromped around the big screen throughout cinema history. OTM’s senior producer Arun Rath, probes the broader significance of the walking dead genre, why it has packed the house for decades, and what zombies say about the rest of us. Eeek!


Doing the Scary Laugh Week After Week

Up until the mid-‘70s, late-night TV was a haven for zombies. Dozens of markets aired locally-produced weekly fright shows each featuring their own uniquely crafted horror host. Performers with names like Jeepers Creepers, Sir Graves Ghastly and Dr. Shock All, became local legends. OTM’s Rex Doane takes a look back ...


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