January 27, 2001

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Saturday, January 27, 2001


Why don't football and culture mix? That, new FCC rules regarding the blind, and more this week on On the Media.

Football vs. High Culture

About one quarter of all Americans will have watched some football this superbowl weekend. So we’re a football culture right? Well as a society we like football, but the culture part is another story. Bob talks to Samuel Freedman, a professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, about why football ...

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Reporters As Theater Critics

George W. Bush has been in office for just a week, but the honeymoon already may be over. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Slate.com’s Timothy Noah about the tone of political coverage during week one of the Bush presidency.


Michael Deaver

Master media handler Mike Deaver talks with Host Bob Garfield about the Reagan years and offers President Bush advice on media management.


Word Watch: Love Child

In the latest installment of On the Media’s ongoing series, reporter Tony Maciulis traces the etymological ancestry of “Love Child.”


When Fox Attacks: Jesse Jackson

Fox News and the New York Post say they’re watching Jesse Jackson's finances for any sign of impropriety. So far they haven't found anything. But that hasn't stopped the Post from running innuendo-laden columns and the network from interviewing the authors of those columns on the air. On The Media ...



The Sundance Film Festival closes this weekend in Park City, Utah. Many aspiring filmmakers at the festival hoped that the internet would become the ultimate venue for promoting and viewing new films. But as the dot com economy weakens, dreams of cyberspace movie premieres fade. Reporter David D’arcy has the ...


On The Media Held Hostage

It takes more than two Texas prison fugitives to get an interview with NPR’s On The Media ….actually, one angry weatherman is enough.


Descripters for the Blind

This month the FCC passed rules requiring the video industry to provide described video for the blind. While resistance from the video industry was anticipated, opposition from members of the blind community was not. On The Media’s Neal Carruth reports.


Bloody Sunday

Reporters rarely get a second chance to correct the record. But British reporter Peter Pringle did two years ago when the British government decided to reopen the inquiry into Bloody Sunday, the massacre that took place in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland on January 30th, 1972. 29 years ...


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