On The Media

Twitter Coverage Through The Night

Friday, April 19, 2013

As a manhunt for the Boston bombing suspects unfolded in the wee hours of Friday morning, Twitter was the place to be for coverage. Brooke speaks with OTM producer Alex Goldman, who captained the late (really late) night Twitter coverage for On the Media.


Implode - Bottom Of A Well

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A City in Lockdown

Friday, April 19, 2013

As the day comes to a close, and the city continues to stay in lockdown - possibly for the entire weekend - two WGBH reporters and Boston residents give updates from where they're locked down, and reflections on the events of the week. Phillip Martin is WGBH Senior Investigative Reporter. And Edgar B. Herwick III is a reporter for WGBH radio.


The Takeaway

Jenns Robertson's Mission to Document Every Bomb the U.S. Has Ever Dropped

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Many of the air attacks conducted by the United States since the commencement of air warfare have gone under the radar. That was, until 45-year-old Minnesota native and former Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson decided to make a project of documenting each and every bomb that the United States has ever dropped.

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Deadly Attacks Rattle Iraqis and Families of American Troops

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday was the deadliest day of the year in Iraq. Insurgents waged 42 coordinated attacks across the country, leaving almost 100 civilians and security forces dead, and hundreds injured. The attacks came ahead of America’s planned withdrawal from Iraq. Can Iraqis handle their own security and should America focus on our own problems here at home? 


The Brian Lehrer Show

Oslo Attacks

Monday, July 25, 2011

Heidi Beirich, director of research at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and New York Times reporter, Scott Shane, walk us through items from the Oslo suspect's manifesto - specifically the references to American bloggers and writers who have warned about the threat from Islam for years now.

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Dispatches from a Desperate Pakistan

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In Pakistan thousands of pilgrims have taken part in the holy Shia festival of Arbaeen, many risking their own lives after two suicide bombers killed at least twelve people. In Lahore and Karachi most of the dead were policemen, challenging the bombers before they could reach the most crowded places.