March 6, 2009

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Friday, March 06, 2009

The future of conservatism (as told by conservatives), NPR's new boss, two finical reporters get two different stories from their sources, and an enduring American archetype: The Confidence Man.

On the Outs

Rush Limbaugh's keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in DC last weekend received much media attention and left pundits wondering if he's the de facto leader of the republican party? A question the White House was more than happy to discuss. But ...

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Meet the New Boss

It's a difficult time to lead any media company and it's no different at National Public Radio. NPR's new President and CEO Vivian Schiller took the reins in January, shortly after a round of layoffs and the cancellation of two shows. Schiller talks about ...

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Rocky Mountain Bye

The Rocky Mountain News published its last issue at the end of February, making it the largest daily paper to fold so far. We wondered, what happens to the stories its reporters were working on when the paper died? Former Rocky investigative reporter Laura Frank explains.

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How to Bail?

Two well-respected financial reporters polled their sources to see what they thought would be the best way to save U.S. banks. They both found a consensus among the experts, but it turns out their experts said completely different things. Adam Davidson of National Public Radio and ...

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The Confidence Man

There are a few ways to describe Bernie Madoff, alleged perpetrator of the largest Ponzi scheme in history. One of them is as a particularly outsized and successful confidence man. OTM producer Jamie York looks at the long American tradition of being fascinated, entertained and fleeced by con men again ...

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