Friday, February 14, 2014
A look at Chris Christie's struggle to control his own narrative, an inside look into the TSA, and a musical scandal at the Olympics.
Friday, February 07, 2014
As the global spotlight fixes on Sochi this weekend, the Russian government is crushing dissent...and there’s a lot of it. As the Committee to Protect Journalists notes in a new report, people there have suffered long-lasting power outages, environmental damage, evictions, corruption, and widespread violation of labor laws. But local news organizations are silent on these issues, instead functioning as public relations agencies for the government. Brooke talks with Nina Ognianova about the stories that aren't being told in the Russian media.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Many TV watchers were upset this week with NBC's insistence on showing much of their Olympic coverage on a tape delay. The network didn't help matters by spoiling events they hadn't yet screened. Time Magazine TV Critic James Ponowozik explains why NBC refuses to offer the most anticipated events live.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Some 29,000 reporters and their staffs have descended on London for the Olympic Games, but according to the International Olympic Committee, about one quarter of them are not accredited to actually cover the games. These are left to report on any number of local stories, which can be a chilling prospect for civic leaders. Christopher Werth reports on the attempt by Olympic host cities to try to shape the coverage produced by the staggering number of unaccredited journalists.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
The London Olympics will feature some of the strictest rules yet for protecting the Games’ corporate sponsors. And organizers will have people to monitor and enforce those rules—both on the ground and online. Brooke speaks to The Guardian's Esther Addley about the unprecedented steps being taken to protect the Olympics' corporate sponsors.
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