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Monday, July 02, 2007

The Federal government used to regulate fairness on the airwaves, but this was abandoned in the eighties. Now some Democrats want to bring it back to curb the influence of conservative talk radio. We get two views on the issue. Plus, the week in politics, the latest on the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow, and teen screenwriters trying to get into Hollywood.

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The Order in the Court

The Washington Post White House correspondent Michael Fletcher discusses the end of the Supreme Court term and other news. He is the co-author, with Kevin Merida, of Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas (Doubleday, 2007).

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Update on London and Glasgow

The latest on the attack on the Glasgow airport and the foiled London car bombs, with coverage of British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's statement, listener phone calls, and analysis from Guy Martin, senior correspondent for Condé Nast Traveler.

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Fair and Balanced?

Should the FCC mandate equal time for broadcast journalists on the left and on the right? Journalist Nat Hentoff and senior analyst for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Steve Rendall debate the issue.

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Teen Voices on Screen

Scenarios USA is a non-profit that pairs young screenwriters and Hollywood directors to make short films on issues important to teens. Tiara Bennett's film "The Choices We Make" was directed by Alison Maclean, director of "Jesus' Son".

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Tiara Bennet




Tiara Bennet

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Young screenwriter Tiara Bennet discusses her experiences working with a Hollywood director due to Scenarios USA on the Brian Lehrer Show, 7/2/07.

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