August 8, 2008

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Show Summary: the anthrax case, a reporter reports his own wild years and 3D movies

Sweating the Suspect

Biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins committed suicide last week after he was informed by the FBI that he would likely face charges in connection with the 2001 anthrax attacks. Salon's Glenn Greenwald believes, regardless of Ivins' guilt or innocence, media have failed to cover this story skeptically.

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The File Next Time

Dr. Bruce Ivins wasn't the first 'person of interest' revealed to the media by the FBI and the Justice Department. Former suspects Richard Jewell, Wen Ho Lee and Steven Hatfill have all undergone the trial by media only to be found innocent after the damage is done. Former ABC reporter ...

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Free Copy

A few weeks ago, Slate's music critic Jody Rosen received an email suggesting his article had been printed under a different name in a small alternative weekly in Texas. Rosen dug around the paper's website, and says that he couldn't find anything that wasn't plagiarized.

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Letters

Our segment about website comments provoked a heated response. We read a few of your letters.

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A Nose For News

For reporter David Carr it's the story of a lifetime: a hard charging journalist works his way up to The New York Times, all while recovering from a crack addiction and a life of abuse and crime. The story is Carr's own and for his memoir, The Night ...

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Silver Screen's Silver Bullet?

With movie-ticket sales flat, the film industry is looking for a way to entice audiences back into the theater with new digital 3-D technology. Big name directors and major studios all have 3-D projects in the works, but Portfolio Magazine's Kevin Maney says ...

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Depth of Field

In 1952, "Bwana Devil" began a decade-long boom in 3-D movie-making that has sputtered along ever since. Ray Zone, author of "3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures," walks us through some of the Hollywood's landmark attempts.

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