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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On today's show: We’ll look at the state of the American newspaper—from Philadelphia, which may soon be without a daily paper, to Seattle, where the last surviving paper has just begun to turn a profit. Also, Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen on his latest book, “Reset,” about the positive things he thinks will come out of the economic downturn. Then, we speak to filmmaker Dan Klores about his Peabody winning documentary “Black Magic.” Plus, our latest Projections segment looks at how journalism has been portrayed in the movies.

We'd like to invite you to a Leonard Lopate Show screening of the 1951 classic film "Ace in the Hole" TONIGHT August 18th at 7:00 pm in WNYC's Greene Space. We're screening the film as part of our ongoing Projections series; this month we’re taking a look at how journalism has been portrayed on film. "Ace in the Hole" was directed by Billy Wilder and stars Kirk Douglas an unethical, down-on-his-luck reporter who manipulates a rescue operation to sell newspapers.

The screening is FREE but you have to reserve your tickets by e-mailing projections@wnyc.org. But hurry- seating is limited!

Newspapers from Coast to Coast

Philadelphia may soon be without a single daily newspaper, but the last paper standing in Seattle finally posted a profit following the death of its main competitor. We’ll talk about the state of the American newspaper with executive editor of the Seattle Times David Boardman and with Michael Sokolove, contributing ...

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"Reset"

According to Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen the economic crisis might have an upside. His latest book is called Reset.

Studio 360 airs on WNYC Saturday at 10am on 93.9 FM and Sunday at 7pm on AM 820.

Event: Kurt Andersen will be in conversation with ...

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"Black Magic"

In his documentary "Black Magic", filmmaker Dan Klores looks at how African-American players and coaches changed the game of basketball. The film won a Peabody and has just been released on DVD.

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Projections: Journalism on Film

We take a look at how journalism and reporters have been depicted on film over the decades with Professor Joe Saltzman, director of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Project, and New York Times film critic Dave Kehr.

The four films we'll be discussing are "His ...

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