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Erik Barnouw

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Eric Barnouw died last week at the age of 93. With stints in advertising, radio, film, writing, and scholarship, Barnouw was perhaps the most-qualified to publish a three-volume history of broadcasting in America. Brooke talks with broadcast historian Patricia Zimmerman about Barnouw’s legacy.

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Covering Kissinger

Saturday, July 21, 2001

Foreign papers have reported that judges in France, Chile and Argentina subpoenaed Henry Kissinger over his role in Operation Condor, a South American terror network. But in America this has been all but ignored, and Kissinger has remained comfortable in his usual role of elder statesman analyzing foreign policy decisions. ...

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Bill O’Reilly

Saturday, July 07, 2001

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 ...

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The Bulger Killings

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Jon Venerables and Robert Thompson have been in jail since killing a toddler when they were ten years old. Now 18, and set to be released on parole, the pair may not be ready to face the fierceness of the British press. Brooke previews the media frenzy with London Times ...

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Chandra Levy

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Cable news networks thrive on stories with phrases like “missing intern,” “silent congressman,” and “alleged affair.” Hosts Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone sift through the latest in overkill coverage: California Congressman Gary Condit and missing intern Chandra Levy.

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Iverson

Saturday, June 16, 2001

In the last six months of the NBA season, bad boy ballplayer Allen Iverson has gone from basketball’s troublemaker to most valuable player. Sportscasters across the country have told the tale of Iverson’s transformation. Bob takes a look at Iverson’s media makeover.

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B92

Saturday, June 09, 2001

As the war in Serbia raged, one independent broadcaster made heroes of its reporters by defying the political leaders and staying on the air, no mean feat. One of those heroes was B92 reporter Boyana Lekic. But Lekic has come under scrutiny for accepting an award from the very war ...

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Mayor as Myth

Saturday, May 26, 2001

The Mayor may have spawned a national story with the latest twists in his domestic saga, but it's nothing new according to Jack Lule, author of “Daily News, Eternal Stories: the mythological role of journalism.” The names and details may be different he says, but the story has been told ...

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The Brazill Trial

Saturday, May 19, 2001

24 hour news channels and TV talking heads have set their sights on their next news prey: the trial of 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill. The cameras are rolling and the pundits are on message, but what kind of coverage is appropriate when a child is on trial?

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McVeigh and the Media

Saturday, April 21, 2001

As soon as the execution date of Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh was announced, the media circus pitched its tents in the Indiana town of Terre Haute. Anticipating heavy coverage, Attorney General John Ashcroft has limited press access to McVeigh, and the press has protested. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Barbara ...

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Journalism in Haiti

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

When a hero of Haitian radio, Jean Dominique, was shot to death in front of his station, the already fragile free press movement faltered. But Dominique’s widow, Michelle Montas, is pushing to make sure the investigation into her husband’s death goes forward, despite the challenges posed by Haiti’s young democracy. ...

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Dan Rather: "Caught In A Texas Tornado"

Saturday, April 07, 2001

CBS anchorman Dan Rather's first mistake was speaking at a fund-raiser for Texas Democrats last month. His second mistake was raising the ire of Bob Garfield. Hot on Rather's trail, Bob discusses the TV guy's lapse in judgment with Bob Steele, Director of the Ethics Program at the Poynter Institute.

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Gore and Greenspan

Saturday, March 24, 2001

In the next installment in our continuing - if occasional - coverage of Al Gore’s class at the Columbia University School of Journalism, the former Vice President hosts yet another celebrity. Host Bob Garfield talks to journalism student Michael Arnone about class with Alan Greenspan.

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Jesse and the Jackals

Saturday, March 03, 2001

Minnesota Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura hates the press, and doesn't care who knows it. Although he changed his mind about forcing reporters to wear "official jackals" identification he really hasn't let up. From Minnesota Public Radio, Michael Khoo prepared this review of the titanic battle between the Body and ...

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Southern Partisan

Saturday, January 20, 2001

Not just a man, but a magazine were under intense scrutiny this week at the confirmation hearings of Bush Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft. The former senator has been criticized for an interview he did with “Southern Partisan,” a magazine that has been accused of racism by publications like The ...

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The Magical Alan Greenspan

Saturday, January 13, 2001

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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Bill O’Reilly

Saturday, January 13, 2001

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 ...

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Al Gross Obit

Saturday, January 06, 2001

One of the fathers of wireless communications died this week. Al Gross, the inventor of CB radio, walkie-talkies, pagers and elements of the cell phone, had a tremendous impact on modern culture. From Cleveland, Ohio, reporter David C. Barnett has the story.

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Marty Glickman Obit

Saturday, January 06, 2001

Legendary New York radio sportscaster Marty Glickman passed away this week. On The Media looks back at Glickman’s remarkable career and singular broadcast style.

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