January 13, 2001

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Saturday, January 13, 2001


This week, we look forward to the future of music on the Internet and back to a day in radio September 21st, 1939. Also, the Elvis of cable news: bill O'Reilly.

Bill O’Reilly

Bill O'Reilly hosts the number one rated show on prime time cable. The O’Reilly Factor, on Fox News, has been beating Larry King in the ratings, even though the pugnacious Fox News Network reaches far fewer homes. O’Reilly's book, also called "The O’Reilly Factor" has been a New York Times ...


George W. Bush and the Press

As President-elect George W. Bush heads to Washington…he’ll take his life-long suspicion of the media with him. Brooke speaks to Bush biographer Bill Minutaglio about his track record with the press in Texas and the kind of media relations we can expect from the Bush Administration.


Ari Fleischer

Long-time political functionary Ari Fleischer will be the new president’s mouthpiece. Amy Dickenson prepared this profile of the new White House Press Secretary.


Blame the Media

Linda Chavez was the nominee for Labor Secretary until she bowed out this week. She says a hostile media forced that decision. Bob has some thoughts on what transpired.


1939 Radio

We all know that TV is mind numbing. Try watching 12 at a time. For a week straight. OK don't. You might not have time for NPR, let alone meals. Also, you'd just be copying Jack Lechner, who wrote about his television immersion in the book "Can't Take My Eyes ...


AOL / Time Warner Merger

The behemoth known as AOL-Time-Warner is finally with us, having passed through various regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Europe. Brooke talks with Aaron Pressman, senior correspondent for the Industry Standard, about the merger’s impact on the converging worlds of media, entertainment and online services


Future of Music on the Internet

The Coalition for the Future of Music Policy Conference was held this past week at Georgetown University. The CFM is a nonprofit group of artists, activists, and music professionals who are trying to address some of the issues that the big players -- the big internet and music firms -- ...


The Magical Alan Greenspan

The markets got off to a shaky start again last week, but rebounded somewhat at week's end - partly, we are told, in anticipation of further interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. With bad corporate news coming seemingly from everywhere, it was just such an announcement early in the ...


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