October 11, 2002

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Friday, October 11, 2002


How journalists gear up for war, remembering coverage of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and an introduction to the largest movie screen...of 1952.

Prepping for War

As the possibility of a war with Iraq looms, journalists around the world have already begun to prepare their coverage strategies. Last time the world watched a war with Iraq, they did so on the only television news outlet that was able to get to the frontlines: CNN. But over ...


Coverage on Home Turf

CNN had the monopoly on television coverage of the 1991 war with Iraq, but with the rise of Arabic news outlet Al Jazeera, coverage of Iraq could be very different now. But how? Host Bob Garfield speaks with Ibrahim Helal of Al Jazeera, about how television coverage of a war ...


Dick Armey

House Majority Leader Dick Armey is flexing his political muscle when it comes to pushing policy that would force a major media property-owner in Texas to divest. Armey maintains that he's acting in the best interest of his constituency-but could the move have something to do with Armey's historical distaste ...


Missile Crisis Memories

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis-one of the most politically tense moments of the Kennedy presidency, as well as one of the most memorable media moments of the Cold War. This week, Bob speaks with Fred Kaplan, New York correspondent for the Boston Globe, about ...


High School Reunion

Published by high schoolers at the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York City, "The Record" newspaper turns 100 this year. The school paper was the launching point for the careers of many journalistic luminaries, who celebrated at a dinner at the school's Bronx campus early this month. On the ...



Film geeks looking to enhance the home-viewing experience can now record or download their own do-it-yourself commentaries. It's all part of DVD Tracks, a website where movie buffs can share their love of amateur commentary. Host Bob Garfield talks to Mark Yarm.



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 ...


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