July 21, 2001

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Saturday, July 21, 2001

How does Henry Kissinger woo American media so well? Plus, Holden Caulfield hits 50. That's this week on On the Media.

Covering Kissinger

Foreign papers have reported that judges in France, Chile and Argentina subpoenaed Henry Kissinger over his role in Operation Condor, a South American terror network. But in America this has been all but ignored, and Kissinger has remained comfortable in his usual role of elder statesman analyzing foreign policy decisions. ...


Katherine Graham

The Washington Post’s Katherine Graham died this week at 84. Mrs. Graham inherited a failing paper and turned it into one of the most prestigious dailies in the country. Hosts Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone discuss her impact on the American newspaper industry.


Isaacson at CNN

Walter Isaacson is jumping from Editorial Director of Time Magazine to Chairman and CEO of CNN. It’s the print journalist’s first attempt at broadcast news, and it comes with critics declaring that CNN, based on its coverage of Chandra Levy, is in the middle of an identity crisis. Bob talks ...


Catcher in the Rye

This just in: J.D. Salinger hates press coverage! OK, that goes without saying for the reclusive author, so it should come as no surprise that there is little fanfare this week for the 50th anniversary of his novel The Catcher in the Rye. On the Media would like to fix ...


Bloomberg for Mayor

Michael Bloomberg, founding owner of Bloomberg News, an international business news service, is running for mayor of New York City. How does the leader of a media empire handle the media when the lights shine on him, and how does a media empire cover its leader in a political race ...


Brian on Bloomberg

Polls have shown Michael Bloomberg consistently lagging in the New York City mayoral race, yet Bloomberg has been hoarding almost all of the press’ attention. Brian Lehrer, host of WNYC’s On the Line (and former OTM host), offers his opinion on coverage of the Bloomberg campaign.


Artificial Heart

For the first time ever, a human is living with a self-contained artificial heart…we think. We’re unsure because the makers of the artificial heart have been severing limiting the press coverage of the recent heart implant. Brooke talks with New York Times medical correspondent Dr. Lawrence Altman about the media ...



Newspapers across the country have been trimming their staff lately, thanks to a slower economy and a drop in ad revenues. But some papers’ CEOs are too clever to simply lay off their employees: instead, they’re offering voluntary contract buyouts to older, better-paid writers dreaming of early retirement. Monica Brady ...



Brooke and Bob respond to listener’s mail on last week’s show.



You write a book on the true story that inspired the movie Jaws, and suddenly everyone thinks you’re an expert. At least, that’s what happened to Michael Capuzzo, author of Close to Shore and newly dubbed czar of shark attack knowledge, during the recent cable news coverage of an attack ...


Movie Mutts

It’s rare you find a schnauzer working in catering, or a pit bull waiting tables in southern California. That’s because, as it turns out, canine acting is a booming business. OTM’s Tony Maciulis explores the star-studded world of Lassie-wannabes.


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