August 29, 2003

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Friday, August 29, 2003

"Left wing radio," Bob in Nashville and more.

No Liberal Limbaughs

On New Year’s Day, the New York Times reported that Democrats felt outflanked by media pundits on the right. There’s no shortage of conservative firebreathers on radio and TV, but where are their liberal counterparts? Why no Rush Limbaugh of the left? Bob speaks with Alan Colmes, the designated liberal ...


Paid Positions

When reporters need an authoritative perspective, they turn to the “experts.” Do these “opinions for hire” always believe what they are saying? Not necessarily. But they’ll say it, if the price is right. That’s according to consultant Steven Moss, who tells Brooke about the years when he was paid handsomely ...


Lolita Under Wraps

Even in a totalitarian regime that seeks to control people’s minds, people are not immune to books. Iranian literary critic and educator Azar Nafisi wrote about teaching and reading the Western canon in her new memoir, “Reading Lolita in Tehran.”



Fifty years ago, post-war America witnessed the birth of pop-luxe and theretofore unsurpassed commercial culture. One example of the boom in disposable income and entertainment-related spending came in the form of the 1952 film “This is Cinerama”—a movie which would introduce viewers to what was then the largest movie screen ...


Potter Fans on This Side of the Pond

While the Harry Potter tour may not be so accessible for young fans in the States, studios have found other ways to satisfy American fans who want more than the celluloid experience. OTM special correspondent Frank Brindle reports.


Nashville Bob

How do you get to Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe, the launch pad of dozens of country music's biggest stars? If you're Bob Garfield – and you’re trying to make it big in country music in less than 36 hours – "practice, practice" is not an option. Luckily, Bob has chutzpah ...


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