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5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?

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Living Cancer

The Cancer Show: Part 1

Friday, March 27, 2015

Over the last 2,500 years, cancer has shifted from a disease in the shadows to one at the center of scientific research and public discussion.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Nation Magazine, Des Bishop & Eva Moskowitz

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: The Nation's 150th Anniversary (First) | Comedian Des Bishop (Starts at 27:14) | Eva Moskowitz (Starts at 42:10)
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On The Media

Speaking in Tongues

Friday, March 27, 2015

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be like entering a foreign land where you don't speak the language. 

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On The Media

Perception vs. Reality

Friday, March 27, 2015

The latest cancer cures, fundraising campaigns, and miraculous survival stories are ubiquitous in the news— but cancer coverage rarely reflects real-world cancer incidence rates. 

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On The Media

What Makes a Great Disease Story?

Friday, March 27, 2015

A rare muscle cancer made David Grover sick—and famous—when he was just a kid. But then the media moved on. 

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On The Media

A Brief Biography of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, charts cancer’s 2,500 year history.

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On The Media

The Cancer Show: Part I

Friday, March 27, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye. 

Specials

Is Amazon the Reader's Friend?

Friday, March 27, 2015

In this special, two teams debate who sets the prices for e-books, and whether the publishing industry has become an oligopoly after the recent dispute between Amazon and Hachette. 

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James Corden Nods To Talk Show Tradition With CBS's 'Late Late Show'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Nation's First 150 Years

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Nation's editor & publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel, looks back at the major political themes over the magazine's past 150 years and examines the current moment.

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The Takeaway

Planting the Seeds of Revolution with Smuggled Episodes of 'Friends'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So no one told you life was gonna be this way...in North Korea.

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All Things Considered

Remembering NPR's Bill Deputy, A 'Guardian Of Sound'

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sound was serious business for Bill Deputy, an audio engineer and All Things Considered technical director for many years. Deputy died Sunday at the age of 58.

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Police Suspend Investigation Of U.Va. Rape Claims Made In 'Rolling Stone'

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Charlottesville Police Department said it was unable to uncover evidence that corroborated a story about a University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a 2012 fraternity party.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

Saturday, March 21, 2015

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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On The Media

Is True Crime Jinxed?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Following the sensational conclusion of HBO's true crime series, "The Jinx," Bob discusses the fine line between interpretation and manipulation in documentary film.

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On The Media

Uncorrected Rumors

Friday, March 20, 2015

Craig Silverman founded the website Emergent to track rumors in news media, and how the press deals with debunking them. The patterns are already emerging and they will make you sad.

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NPR Appoints The AP's Michael Oreskes As News Chief

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'The Deepest, Darkest Secret in the Latino Community'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

After a Univision host and comedian was fired for making a racist comment about Michelle Obama, a larger public conversation is breaking out about racism among Latinos. 

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'The Jinx' And The Challenges of Public Curiosity

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

One of the lessons documentarians are learning is that the more people like your work, the more they ask questions about it.

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