September 29, 2001

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Saturday, September 29, 2001

The Pentagon's relationship with the press, how September 11th is changing Broadway,and how the internet has been dealing with tragedy.

Pentagon and the Press

During the Gulf War the Pentagon carefully filtered the information the media and hence the public had access to. Since September 11th, the press and the Pentagon, are both claiming to act in the public interest. Pete Williams has been a member of both those institutions. He's now a correspondent ...

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War At Home

In the early hours after the Twin Towers fell, hundreds of journalists swarmed over the rubble. Among them were a handful who had covered man-made catastrophes in other places, like Rwanda, and Kosovo and Beirut. The Boston Globe's Elizabeth Neufer is one of those reporters and she joins us this ...

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Covering the World

For the past dozen years or so, network news has justified its dwindling foreign coverage by citing American indifference. They've saved money by consolidating bureaus and cutting support staff. Now the networks have mobilized fresh news teams in the Middle East and South and Central Asia to cover a war ...

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Taliban Documentarian

Saira Shah's documentary "Beneath the Veil," was shown on CNN before the attack on the Twin Towers. To say it went unnoticed would be an understatement. Since September 11th, however, both the documentary and Shah, have been getting a lot of air time. She joins Bob to talk about the ...

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Broadway Blues

The aftershocks of the trade center attack are rumbling through all the businesses here and Broadway is not exempt. The Great White Way is facing the worst economic times in its history. Performers have taken a 25 percent pay cut, and they are being hurt in worse places than their ...

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World Press

UPI's Martin Walker has checked the world press for any indication as to what the rest of the globe makes of the developing situation - and reports back with his findings.

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Online Response To Tragedy

Monica-gate, back in 1998, was described as the internet's 'coming of age.' The medium was heralded for its capacity for instant exchange and automatic second-guessing that would work against propaganda and toward a more skeptical approach towards the truth. But on Sept. 11th the story of the World Trade Center ...

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False Hopes

The internet has clouded the story in ways both political - and personal. So have some broadcast outlets. After the Twin Towers collapsed, some of the families of the missing found their hopes lifted, shattered, then lifted again by unfounded reports. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports.

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Watch What You Say

After Bill Maher's ill-timed comments on Politically Incorrect, the White House responded with a harsh admonishment. Maher was just expressing an opinion, but in today's tense atmosphere an opinion is more than just words. Brooke ponders the question.

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