Elections

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Mike’s Pockets

Saturday, November 17, 2001

On Monday, a media consortium released the results of their Florida recount. OTM Producer-At-Large Mike Pesca took to the streets of New York with this question: who won the election?

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From Media-mogul Billionaire to Mayor Bloomberg

Saturday, November 10, 2001

Why did Michael Bloomberg’s election as the mayor of New York City catch so many reporters off guard? Michael Tomasky of New York Magazine explains.

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The Race to Replace Rudy G.

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Brooke interviews Ellis Henican about why coverage of the New York mayoral race and has been so sparse in the city of Rudy Guiliani.

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Remembering the Mayoral Races

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Among the stories pushed off the nation’s front pages by anthrax scares and bombings in Afghanistan are those involving local elections, specifically contests for mayor. Reporters from WBUR in Boston, WDET in Detroit and WCPN in Cleveland update some representative races.

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The Recount...Reversed?

Saturday, October 06, 2001

A consortium of the country's largest news organizations was prepared to release their analysis of the disputed presidential race in Florida, but have postponed that release in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the nation. Are there sound journalistic reasons for putting a story of such import to American ...

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Waxman

Saturday, August 18, 2001

It’s nine months later, and there’s still coverage of the 2000 presidential election? Yes, primarily because Rep. Henry Waxman of California is heading a campaign, unsuccessful so far, to get a tape from NBC that he thinks proves NBC’s boss tampered with the network's election calls. Bob talks to Waxman ...

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Brian on Bloomberg

Saturday, July 21, 2001

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.

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Bloomberg for Mayor

Saturday, July 21, 2001

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 ...

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Campaign Finance Reform

Saturday, July 14, 2001

Broadcasters are lobbying hard against the newest version of a campaign finance reform bill which, if passed, would require stations to offer lower prices for commercials politicians run during elections. Host Bob Garfield talks to Paul Taylor, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Better Campaigns, about the debate that’s ...

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Media Corruption in Peru

Saturday, April 14, 2001

This spring Peru is electing a president - again. But unlike last year, the election coverage has not been bought and paid for by the Peruvian government. Host Bob Garfield talks to freelance correspondent Lucien Chauvin in Lima about corruption and election coverage in Peru.

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British Electioneering

Saturday, April 07, 2001

The recent foot-and-mouth epidemic in Britain has forced Prime Minister Tony Blair to push back the date of the upcoming general election. But even with an extra month of electioneering British politicians, with strict limitations on their use of the media, have a hard time getting the message out. Our ...

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TV Gouges Politicians

Saturday, March 24, 2001

This week the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would require broadcasters to provide discounted TV ad rates for political commercials in good time slots. And of course - advertising is generally seen as the culprit that has sent the cost of campaigning soaring. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Paul ...

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