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A Very Modern Conflict

Saturday, October 06, 2001

The last decade saw wars for which there were no rule books already written. Brooke talks to David Halberstam about whether the new style of warfare requires a new style of coverage.

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What the Press Isn’t Covering

Saturday, September 22, 2001

Bob interviews Scott Shugar of Slate Magazine, who says that while reporters have been all over the details of the disaster, they’ve missed some key parts of the story.

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Product Placement

Saturday, August 18, 2001

The idea of getting a company's brand name exposure on TV or in movies has grown from an offshoot of marketing and entertainment into a large industry of its own. Brooke talks with producer Lianne Halfon about the product placement hassles that bogged down nearly every scene during the filming ...

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Soundalikes

Saturday, August 11, 2001

Have you heard that Chevrolet ad that Sheryl Crow sings on? Guess again - that ain't Sheryl Crow. Ad agencies that want the feel of a famous pop song but can't get the rights sometimes try to get as close as they can without being sued. Bob takes a look ...

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Campaign Finance Reform

Saturday, July 14, 2001

Broadcasters are lobbying hard against the newest version of a campaign finance reform bill which, if passed, would require stations to offer lower prices for commercials politicians run during elections. Host Bob Garfield talks to Paul Taylor, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Better Campaigns, about the debate that’s ...

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Obituary Writers Conference

Saturday, June 02, 2001

This week journalists gather in Las Vegas for the Third Annual Obituary Writers Conference. Wonder what cutting edge techniques have developed in obituary reporting since last year? Bob goes digging for the answer.

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Scott Shuger

Saturday, May 19, 2001

In a fiercely competitive news industry, giving credit for a scoop is a touchy topic. Host Bob Garfield talks to Slate.com’s Scott Shuger about why newspapers hesitate to report stories they do not break.

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Covering Strikes

Saturday, May 19, 2001

When Hollywood actors and screenwriters threaten to strike, it’s front page news. When bus drivers and janitors strike, it rarely makes the back page. Bob talks to George Packer, author of Blood of the Liberal and Lights, Camera Strike in the Sunday edition of New York Times Magazine,about covering labor ...

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Le Monde

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

The ugly legacy of the Vietnam War has long been part on the national debate in the Unites States. But in France the horrors of the Algerian war have remained hidden - until recently. Host Bob Garfield talks to Sylvie Kaufman, New York Bureau Chief for the newspaper Le Monde ...

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AOL / Time Warner Merger

Saturday, January 13, 2001

The behemoth known as AOL-Time-Warner is finally with us, having passed through various regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Europe. Brooke talks with Aaron Pressman, senior correspondent for the Industry Standard, about the merger’s impact on the converging worlds of media, entertainment and online services

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