May 12, 2001

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A local Denver organization is petitioning the Federal Trade Commission to force Denver Area News Stations to drop the word “news” from their advertising and promotions.

Not Necessarily The News

A local Denver organization is petitioning the Federal Trade Commission to force Denver Area News Stations to drop the word “news” from their advertising and promotions. Brooke spoke with Jason Salzman, Chairman of the Board of the Rocky Mountain Media Watch, about taking the “news” out of local news.


Le Monde

The ugly legacy of the Vietnam War has long been part on the national debate in the Unites States. But in France the horrors of the Algerian war have remained hidden - until recently. Host Bob Garfield talks to Sylvie Kaufman, New York Bureau Chief for the newspaper Le Monde ...



Brooke and Bob respond to listener reaction to last week’s public radio broadcast of "The Execution Tapes."


British Tabloids

In Britain, tabloid newspaper culture extends far beyond news reporting. When the aging fugitive Ronnie Biggs, infamous for his role in the “great train robbery,” left Brazil and returned to England, it was a tabloid newspaper, not a law enforcement official, that brought him home. From London, On The Media’s ...


The Ad Drought and Journalism

In an economic slowdown everyone spends less, including advertisers. On Wall Street, profits trump employees, so many publicly traded media outlets have been laying off and buying out. Host Bob Garfield talks to media industry analyst John Morton of Morton Research and Editor Mike Burbach of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in ...


Is Journalism School Necessary?

Journalism school may provide a safe haven for former vice presidents and aspiring reporters in times of economic recession, but does journalism school benefit journalism? On The Media’s David Serchuk reports.


Ugly Betty

The popular Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty La Fea” airs its final episode this week. The prime-time telenovela has drawn huge audiences throughout Latin America and the United States because its unlikely heroine is unattractive. Brooke Gladstone talks to Miami Herald Arts Editor Kevin Baxter about the “anti-telenovela.”


Skinny People Eating Fat

A Rutgers University researcher has conducted content analysis of advertising content and programming and concludes TV sit-com and commercials model bad eating habits. After all, they never get fat.. Bob talks to Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, doctor of Nutrition at Rutgers University, New Brunswick New Jersey.


Healthy Frasier

These days sitcoms feature skinny stars eating fatty foods, but what would happen if nutritionists ran the networks? Here’s an exclusive On The Media preview.


Stealing Books Package

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but maybe you can judge a person by the books he steals. Brooke investigates the cultural significance of book stealing.


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