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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

NPR reporter David Folkenflik talks about yesterday’s report from British legislators that called Rupert Murdoch “unfit” to lead News Corp. Plus: journalist Steve Coll discusses the relationship between ExxonMobil and American power; a report finds inequities in the city’s school system; former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather on his life in the news; and the economics of soccer. 

What the Murdoch "Unfit" Means for the US

David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, discusses yesterday's ruling in the UK about Rupert Murdoch, and what it means for the Post, Wall Street Journal, and US media.

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ExxonMobil and American Power

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, and now author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discusses the history of the oil company that sees itself as an "independent sovereign."

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"Redlining" and NYC Schools

John H. Jackson, president and ceo of the Schott Foundation, and Michael Holzman, lead author of the Schott Foundation report on inequities in the NYC school system, talk about their report and the data they say shows poor Black and Hispanic students are given fewer opportunities in NYC schools.

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Dan Rather on His Life In News

Dan Rather, former news anchor for the CBS Evening News, current managing editor and anchor of Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel HDNet, discussses his new book Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.

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Simon Kuper, co-author  with Stefan Szymanski of the book Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey-and Even Iraq-Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport, talks about the economics of soccer--as the English Premier League and Champions League gear up for the finals--and the Euro Cup and Olympics this summer--and why the U.S. can't seem to compete.

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