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OTM goes to Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

A special hour from Liberia, where Ebola figures into every issue, in ways both painful and profound.

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Conservatives on Ferguson

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob speaks with reporter David Weigel about how conservative media talk about the shooting death of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson.

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Once Upon An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

In the aftermath of midterms, election results swiftly fractured into election narratives. 

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Elections After Citizens United

Friday, October 31, 2014

A look at the influence of money on elections following the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling which unlocked unlimited political spending from outside interest groups.

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A Modest Election Finance Reform Proposal (That Might Actually Work)

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Dark money," political donations that cannot be traced to any person or organization, is buying an avalanche of ads in states with big mid-term elections this year. 

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Bad Reporting About Chris Christie

Friday, September 26, 2014

Last week, according to the media, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was exonerated on all, and then some, and finally none of the charges involving the Bridgegate scandal.

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Most Americans Fear ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

Americans across the political spectrum are supporting Obama's military campaign against ISIS. What explains this striking unanimity in public opinion? 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.