Friday, May 17, 2002
The Republican National Committee is launching a Spanish-language TV “news magazine” show to court the traditionally Democratic Hispanic vote. But can a program that has a decidedly non-partisan sponsor be relied upon to bring objective news to the Spanish-speaking community? Bob talks to Sharon Castillo, RNC Director of Communications and ...
Saturday, March 30, 2002
In a recent article for slate.com, Walter Shapiro suggested that "not since Elvis Presley went to the White House to enlist in Richard Nixon's war on drugs has a Washington event inspired as much cynicism as the passage of campaign finance reform." Bob talks to him about the media coverage ...
Saturday, February 16, 2002
So far California Congressman Gary Condit has two opponents in his bid for re-election: fellow Democrat Dennis Cardoza and The Media. A flurry of journalists still searching for answers about intern Chandra Levy’s disappearance hound the politician, but he refuses to divulge anything personal. Bob talks to New York Times ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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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