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Watchdogs in Tuxedos

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bob ends his DC journey on the red carpet of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, where journalists rub elbows with the very people they cover.

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Blurred Lines

Friday, August 29, 2014

In Washington, the lines are increasingly blurring between politicians, lobbyists and the media. Bob meets with the man known as the "doorman to the revolving door."

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HOLLYWOOD ON THE POTOMAC

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bob speaks with Grantland TV critic Andy Greenwald, and the creators of "Veep" and "House of Cards" about why Hollywood is shining a spotlight on DC.

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FRUSTRATION IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bob goes to the White House to find out how the role of the press corps is changing under this media savvy administration.

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The Powers That Used To Be

Friday, August 29, 2014

In DC, the new media landscape is shifting the power to influence from traditional media outlets to some unlikely players.

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Palm Monday

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bob visits the iconic Palm Restaurant, where DC A-listers go to see and be seen, to meet his guide to all things Washington, Mark Leibovich,

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OTM Goes Inside Washington

Friday, August 29, 2014

On the Media travels to Washington, DC to investigate perception and reality, money and celebrity, and the evolving role of the media in the nation’s capital.

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Congress Keeps Getting Banned From Wikipedia

Friday, August 22, 2014

For the third time this summer, Congressional IPs have been blocked from editing Wikipedia.
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The National Republican Congressional Committee Gets Into the Fake News Business

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has built a series of fake news site designed to look like local newspapers. The fake sites post critical articles about Democratic politicians in districts where electoral races are happening.

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If They Gunned Me Down

Monday, August 11, 2014

On Twitter, people are using the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to respond to the way the media shows young black men killed by police.

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War of Words In Israel-Palestine, Downed Planes, and Dark Humor

Friday, July 25, 2014

A breaking news consumer's handbook for plane crashes, the challenges of choosing the right words in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and humor when the news is bleak. 

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Gazan Media

Friday, July 25, 2014

In Gaza, the media that locals have access to is primarily Hamas-controlled. Brooke talks with Sherine Tadros, a middle east correspondent for Sky News who's spent years reporting from the region, about what Gazans are seeing, and what many of them have come to believe.

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Reporting on the "Border Crisis" From El Salvador

Friday, July 18, 2014

The past several weeks have seen a surge in coverage of the crisis on the US-Mexico border, and the media abounds with critics of immigration reform who fault the Obama administration's lax policies. Bob talks with Carlos Dada, co-founder and editor of the El Salvadoran newspaper El Faro, who says that US critics are completely missing the point.

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A Breakthrough HIV Drug, Chronicling Gun Violence, and SIMS

Friday, July 18, 2014

How a pill called Truvada is changing the face of gay sex, reporting on every gun death in America, and why Central Americans continue to make the perilous journey north. 

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You Can Watch Congress Edit Wikipedia

Friday, July 11, 2014

A number of Twitter bots are monitoring Wikipedia edits made from national legislatures around the world. 

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A New Narrative on Israel-Palestine

Friday, July 11, 2014

The latest surge of violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel was fueled by a horrific series of events involving Israeli and Palestinian teenagers. Brooke talks with Philip Weiss, co-editor of Mondoweiss, about coverage of these recent events, and how the view of the conflict is shifting in the media. 

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The Super PAC to End Super PACs

Friday, July 11, 2014

On Independence Day, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig’s political fund aimed at ending the influence of money in campaigns reached its crowd funding goal of $5 million. Now can it elect a member of Congress committed to campaign finance reform?

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Chasing Ghosts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Last weekend in Chicago there were 82 shootings resulting in 16 deaths. Bob discusses the events of the weekend with Chicago Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas whose job it is to drive around the city all night reporting on shootings. 

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TLDR #30 - The Russian Troll Army

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last month, documents surfaced that showed a company called the Internet Research Agency was paying people in Russia to go to an office and post pro-Kremlin comments all day. Alex talks to Buzzfeed's Max Seddon about why they do it, and how successful they actually are at swaying public opinion.

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Egypt's Press Suppression, True Crime, and More

Friday, June 27, 2014

How the suppression of a free press in Egypt is reversing the course of the Arab Spring, challenging the conventional wisdom on student debt, a defense of True Crime, and more.