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The Leonard Lopate Show

Alex Gibney on "The Armstrong Lie"

Monday, December 30, 2013

Filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his Oscar-shortlisted documentary, “The Armstrong Lie.” Throughout 2009, he followed Lance Armstrong on his celebrated comeback to professional cycling. The film looks at the doping revelations and how Armstrong could so effectively promote and protect such an elaborate lie.

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The Takeaway

The Art and Science of the Public Comeback

Friday, April 12, 2013

Anthony Weiner is not the only public figure who has recently tried to clean-up his image and restore his career. Earlier this month, as Tiger Woods reclaimed his number one World Golf Ranking spot, Nike published an ad with a photo of woods captioned: “Winning takes care of everything.” Around the same time, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford marked his return to politics, winning a sixteen-way Republican primary for a congressional seat in South Carolina's 1st District. This all as fallen cycling superstar Lance Armstrong announced plans to compete in a masters swim meet in Austin. Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future” describes the ethics, etiquette and personal branding strategies of image rehabilitation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does Lance Armstrong Matter?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent, talks to Brian Lehrer about Lance Armstrong's admission of doping and what it says about sports, the media, heroes, and cheating.

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On The Media

One Big Lie

Friday, January 18, 2013

We now know what many have suspected for some time: Lance Armstrong is a liar and a bully and cheat. Bob talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about Oprah's questions and Armstrong's answers during his Thursday night confession on OWN, Winfrey's TV Channel. 

 

David Byrne - Glass, Concrete & Stone

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On The Media

Violent Video Games, Lying Athletes, and More

Friday, January 18, 2013

The history of studies on video games and aggression, a reporter's coverage of every underage gun death in New York City, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, and remembering Aaron Swartz.

The Takeaway

International Cycling Union Revokes Lance Armstrong's Seven Tour Wins

Monday, October 22, 2012

The International Cycling Union has announced this morning that it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins. We talk to a former teammate of Armstrong's, next. Paul Willerton is a former teammate of Armstrong’s and the organizer of a protest in Oregon held outside the Nike headquarters in response to their support of the disgraced athlete.

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The Takeaway

Lance Armstrong to be Stripped of Tour de France Titles

Friday, August 24, 2012

Late Thursday night, Lance Armstrong announced he will no longer fight charges of using performance enhancing drugs during his career brought by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. He maintains he is innocent, but is weary of the 10 years he's spent battling doping allegations.

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