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A Big Change at Al Jazeera

Friday, September 23, 2011

This week Wadah Khanfar stepped down as Director General at Al Jazeera after Wikileaks released cables revealing that he had altered coverage in response to pressure from the US. Or he left as a result of politics within Al Jazeera. Or he was pushed out for other reasons entirely.  Bob talked about the possible reasons for Khanfar's departure with Lawrence Pintak, author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil and Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

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It's A Free Country ®

Handicapping the Midterms

Friday, October 15, 2010

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I think a lot of voters find it very satisfying when the big spender doesn't manage to spend his or her way into office and it does not seem that these ads are finding their mark.

- Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Journalists Under Fire in Ciudad Juárez

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Charles Bowden, journalist and author of Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez and  Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fieldsdiscusses the violence in Ciudad Juárez and the danger facing the journalists covering it.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Mass. Election, The Fed and AIG, Listeners

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT:  Lawmakers in Washington went to bed yesterday knowing the dynamics of power in the capitol had changed. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich  looks at what's on today's agenda in the White House and Congress.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story talks about the Fed's audit of how it handled AIG - and a Senate re-confirmation hearing coming soon for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
  • RESPONSES TAKEOUT: We listen to some of our listeners' reactions to a story we aired yesterday about the media coverage of the Haiti earthquake - what worked and what didn't.

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The Takeaway

'Looting' or 'Surviving': The Words and Images of the Haiti Coverage

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Since last Tuesday, Americans have been bombarded with daily media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. TV networks show image after image of death and destruction, while newspapers feature grave details. But the words and images that media outlets choose can themselves prove controversial. We take a moment in the midst of our coverage on Haiti to examine how the media has been covering the earthquake.

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