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PRI's The World

War correspondent award event brings hope and comfort to the family of slain journalist James Foley

Monday, October 13, 2014

The family of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by members of ISIS say hearing stories of their son's last days of his life was like being a rainbow after a rain storm.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Monday, October 13, 2014

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Is A Hit Show With Two Meanings

Saturday, October 11, 2014

As The Walking Dead returns for a fifth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some storylines offer extra meaning for fans who have read the graphic novels which inspired the show.

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On The Media

"Ebola: What It Is"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspired by CNN's chyron "Ebola: The ISIS of Biological Agents?" photographer and novelist Teju Cole wrote about what else cable news thinks Ebola might be.

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On The Media

Two Journalists Debate Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ethan Bronner and Matti Friedman, two journalists who've devoted their careers to reporting on Israel and Palestine, discuss how the international press treats this thorny story.    

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On The Media

Ebola in Liberia, Outbreak Narratives, and Covering Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Liberian journalist on covering a deadly epidemic, how Hollywood influences our understanding of Ebola, and a debate between two journalists about the press and Israel-Palestine. 

On The Media

Covering an Epidemic

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Washington Post health reporter recounts his recent reporting trip to Liberia. 

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On The Media

A Liberian Journalist on Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Liberian journalist and editor Rodney Sieh on covering the story that could cost you your life.     

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Ebola: Does The Risk Justify The Intensity Of Coverage?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same it's been for months.

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On The Media

Ethan Bronner & Matti Friedman on Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ethan Bronner, deputy national editor for the New York Times, and Matti Friedman, Jerusalem-based journalist, debate how the international press treats the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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PRI's The World

There's a fine line between reporting about Ebola and spreading panic

Thursday, October 09, 2014

When does sharing information about Ebola simply spread fear? That's the balance health care reporters in developed countries are trying to strike as they report on the spread of the disease but acknowledge the extremely low risks outside of West Africa.

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Morning Edition

Videos Of Deadly Police Encounters Grab The Media Spotlight, But Why?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.

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Morning Edition

Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Women are everywhere in sports — coaches, executives, athletes and reporters. Commentator Frank Deford wonders why there's still low viewership for women's sports on TV.

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All Things Considered

'The Flash' And 'Gotham' Succeed By Taking Comic Book Stories Seriously

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As The CW's new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes the best new broadcast dramas of the fall season are based on comic book stories.

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The Takeaway

The Epic Return of a Cult Classic: 'Twin Peaks'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

To the delight of its cult followers, "Twin Peaks" is returning to television in 2016, for a nine-episode run on Showtime. 

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PRI's The World

When faced with ISIS, some Iraqis choose to laugh

Monday, October 06, 2014

Fighters from ISIS, the militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, have taken over large parts of Iraq and threaten many others. Most ordinary Iraqis can't do much to stop them, but they can turn to a new show called "State of Myths" that mocks the group.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Candidate, the Model and the Yacht that Changed American Politics

Monday, October 06, 2014

Gary Hart seemed set to win the 1988 Democratic nomination for president until rumors of infidelity led to his downfall, creating a new standard for political scandal as entertainment.

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Morning Edition

NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Monday, October 06, 2014

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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Executive Who Spearheaded NPR's Digital Strategy To Leave Network

Monday, October 06, 2014

Kinsey Wilson "is widely credited with positioning NPR as a leader in the digital space," according to NPR's CEO.

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Showtime's 'Homeland' Now Depends On Carrie Mathison As Flawed Hero

Sunday, October 05, 2014

As Showtime's Emmy-winning terrorism drama starts its fourth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show struggles to continue without a key character.

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