May 2, 2003

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Friday, May 02, 2003


It's been two months since the department of Homeland Security launched its multi-media campaign to promote readiness among the citizens. Does anyone feel more prepared?

The Arab-Language Papers

With the Bush Administration's declaration of victory in Iraq, the unveiling of a new peace plan for Israel and the Palestine, and the imminent withdrawal of US forces from Saudi Arabia, it was a busy week for political restructuring in the Middle East. World Press Review contributing editor Peter Valenti ...


Down-and-Out in Download Land

Would-be down-loaders of music files are now being greeted with messages that they are violating copyright laws. It's the latest tactic in the record industry's campaign against file-sharing. And it comes amidst a changing legal landscape. New York Times reporter Amy Harmon talks with Bob about a recent case in ...


Ready, or Not?

According to recent polls, many Americans are still concerned about potential terrorism on U.S.soil, and yet aren't doing anything to prepare for it. OTM's John Solomon discovered that the widespread malaise might have something to do with the less-than-urgent tone of the Department of Homeland Security's public information campaign.


Alpert vs. Australia

What do you do when you're sued for libel in a foreign country that favors plaintiffs? How about this: Sue that country for its media-unfriendly laws! That's what Barron's reporter Bill Alpert did after he was called into court for allegedly defaming an Australian businessman who read his story online. ...


Keep Your Mind on the Money

A strange phenomenon is taking place in the world of television advertising. Even though network TV has fewer and fewer viewers each year, advertisers continue to buy ad time at the going rates many months in advance. Advertising Age Editor Scott Donaton joins Bob to explain the annual advertisers' feeding ...


Dean Lemann's Plans

Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is soon to announce its new Dean. New Yorker Washington correspondent Nicholas Lemann is the man picked for the post, this coming on the heels of a statement from Columbia president Lee Bollinger on the future of journalism education. Bob talks to Lemann about ...


Deep Throat Revealed?

For almost 30 years, the identity of the Watergate figure known as Deep Throat has remained a secret. Now a journalism class at the University of Illinois claims to have definitively solved the mystery. Professor William Gaines and his students fingered Fred Fielding, a lawyer in the Nixon White House, ...


Privacy in Perpetuity

When Woodward and Bernstein sold the Watergate archives to the University of Texas a few weeks ago, the U of T promised to keep Deep Throat's identity a secret until his death. Former Nixon lawyer Leonard Garment does not approve of the deal. He tells Bob that death should not ...


The Inner Circle

Former Iraqi Minister of Information Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf gained international infamy for his angry denials of U.S. military advances. Now he's getting another chance in the spotlight - an Arab satellite TV channel has offered him a job as a commentator. If he accepts, he won't be the first ...


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