Newspaper Projections

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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 But hurry- seating is limited!