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Lessig's Less

Friday, November 06, 2015

Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor and crusader for campaign finance reform, explains why he ditched his reluctant campaign for president. 

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Gotcha!

Friday, November 06, 2015

GOP presidential candidates try to reassert control over the debate process; in praise of the gotcha question; and the future of media with Alec Baldwin.

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Talk to OTM about Virtual Reality + Journalism

Thursday, November 05, 2015

What potential -- or risk -- do you think virtual reality has for journalism?
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Two Angry Men

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Bob talks with Alec Baldwin about all things media.
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A Brief History Of The Political "Outsider"

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Pundits are proclaiming this the year of the political "outsider." Same as it ever was.
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"Spotlight" on Great Journalism

Friday, October 30, 2015

The new movie "Spotlight" depicts the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered the systemic sexual abuse and widespread cover up in the Catholic church.

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Inside/Outside

Friday, October 30, 2015

Examining the trope of the political "outsider"; the relationship between polls and media coverage of candidates; the movie Spotlight; and the "Ferguson Effect". 

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"Ferguson Effect" Theory Falls Apart

Friday, October 30, 2015

Law Professor Jeffrey Fagan debunks the "Ferguson effect" theory - the idea that increased visibility and public scrutiny of police action impedes policing and encourages crime. 

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Running As An 'Outsider': An American Tradition

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pundits are surprised at the draw of "outsider" candidates like Trump, Carson, Fiorina, and Sanders this year. They shouldn't be.

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Bacon Bits

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The WHO classified high consumption of processed meats like bacon and sausage as a class one risk factor for colorectal cancer. But contrary to headlines, it's NOT the same as smoking.
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The Truth Behind "Truth"

Friday, October 23, 2015

The film "Truth" relives the bungled CBS report on President George W. Bush's national guard record, and how it brought down the careers of Dan Rather and Mary Mapes. 

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Drone Language Decoded

Friday, October 23, 2015

Following the The Intercept's release of secret documents regarding the US drone program, a look at the vague, misleading language used by the Administration to describe drone attacks.

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A Benghazi Victim's Alter Ego

Friday, October 23, 2015

With House Republicans revisiting the 2012 Benghazi consulate attacks, we revisit a 2014 segment about one of the attack's victims, Sean Smith, better known online as "Vile Rat."

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California Protects Online Privacy

Friday, October 23, 2015

A new California law requires police to get a warrant before searching your electronic data. Bob talks to State Sen. Mark Leno, a co-sponsor of the bill, about its implications. 

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Lockerbie, Revisited

Friday, October 23, 2015

More than 25 years after the Lockerbie bombing, a filmmaker travels to Libya to make sense of the unresolved attack and discovers some damning new ledes.

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Biden His Time

Friday, October 23, 2015

We say goodbye to the coverage of a fictional candidate, as Vice President Joe Biden announced that his non-existent campaign would continue... not to exist.

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Truth(ish)

Friday, October 23, 2015

A farewell to coverage of Joe Biden's non-existent presidential campaign. Plus: the misleading language of drone warfare; a film examines Dan Rather's downfall at CBS; and more.

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Safe Harbor No More

Friday, October 16, 2015

A big decision from Europe's highest court offers some hope for the future... of privacy. 

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"Who Won The Debate?"

Friday, October 16, 2015

Reminder: a debate isn't an election. After this week's Democratic debate, pundits and online polls came to different conclusions about who "won" the night. Bob weighs in.

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Bernie Sanders and the Media

Friday, October 16, 2015

During the debate, Bernie Sanders took on too-big-to-fail banks, economic inequality, climate change, and the media. He's been fighting against the latter for a long time.