October 27, 2001

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Saturday, October 27, 2001


Reading between the lines when dealing with the Pentagon, and a look at the mayoral races that haven't been covered due to anthrax scares, bombings, and more.

Decoding the Pentagon

In an environment of suspicion and increasing defensiveness, how are the media supposed to get any information from the military? They read between the lines, say reporters like David Martin, longtime national security correspondent for CBS. He speaks to Brooke.


The De Facto “Shutter Control”

Last week, the Pentagon bought exclusive rights to the satellite images from a company named Space Imaging, effectively blocking media access to satellite pictures of Afghanistan. Bob talks to John Pike, founder of globalsecurity.com, a nonprofit group that helps media analyze satellite images.


Remembering the Mayoral Races

Among the stories pushed off the nation’s front pages by anthrax scares and bombings in Afghanistan are those involving local elections, specifically contests for mayor. Reporters from WBUR in Boston, WDET in Detroit and WCPN in Cleveland update some representative races.


The Race to Replace Rudy G.

Brooke interviews Ellis Henican about why coverage of the New York mayoral race and has been so sparse in the city of Rudy Guiliani.


Acting Conservative

Though the acting community is famously democratic, most of the actors elected to public office have been members of the G.O.P. According to On the Media’s John Solomon, this is more than just a coincidence.


The SAG Elections

Contract disputes and cost-cutting proposals are deeply dividing SAG. But despite the seriousness of the issues, it’s hard not to think of this campaign as a race between two celebrities. Valerie Harper, former sit-com star of Rhoda and Melissa Gilbert, of Little House on the Prairie fame are the leading ...


The Look of War from Across the Water

We check in with Martin Walker, senior international correspondent of UPI International. He reads virtually every major newspaper in Europe and talks to Brooke about the view of the war from across the Atlantic.


The Only Show in Afghanistan

35 million listeners - that’s 70 percent of Afghanistan’s population - tune in to each 15-minute episode of "New Home, New Life." In a country where even music is banned, the BBC appears to have slipped through the cracks. Sharazuddin Siddiqi is the producer of the program produced in Peshawar, ...


Our Nation’s Cultural Glue

In a place as varied and as diverse as America, there is no single program that can qualify as a universally shared cultural experience. Even in our time of crisis, common threads that unite us are not all that easy to find. On the Media’s Sara Fishko looks back to ...


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