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Mayan Scribes

Saturday, July 28, 2001

You think it’s tough being a publicist for a movie star today? Try working PR for an ancient Mayan ruler who believes he is a god. It’s no picnic. Mayan scribes, it turns out, had a fascinating role in the society they wrote about. Brooke talks with archaeologist Kevin Johnston ...

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MTV Grows Up

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Adolescence was far from awkward for this cable TV outlet. On its 20th anniversary, MTV has not only survived its teenage years, but influenced a generation of filmmakers, broadcasting and advertising executives, not to mention more than one generation of teenagers. Bob talks to New York Times pop music critic ...

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Pentagon Papers

Saturday, July 14, 2001

30 years ago, the Supreme Court decided it was okay that the New York Times published parts of the classified Pentagon Papers, allowing Americans to see the lies and secrets of government officials during the Vietnam War. Host Brooke Gladstone talks with Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the documents ...

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Color TV at 50

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Reds, greens and blues have been getting significant airtime ever since the first broadcast of color television 50 years ago. Brooke talks with Marshall Fisher, author of Tube: The Invention of Television, the tug of war behind that broadcast.

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Survivor Lawsuit

Saturday, June 23, 2001

News that an original Survivor contestant is suing a CBS executive for trying to sway a tribal council vote brought a collective yawn from the American public. It wasn’t always this way: in the 1950s, the country was astonished to learn that their favorite quiz shows were rigged. Brooke talks ...

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AIDS in the Media

Saturday, June 09, 2001

This week, the media looked back at 20 years of AIDS with special reports, issues and interviews. On The Media’s Amy Eddings looks back at how the press has handled - and mishandled -- the disease over the past two decades

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G-Men

Saturday, June 02, 2001

In recent years the FBI has faced increasing criticism over a series of high profile blunders and this week did nothing to improve its image. But despite all the negative coverage, the media has always had a soft spot for the G-Men. Brooke has the story.

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Bat Boy

Saturday, April 21, 2001

Since he was “discovered” by the super market tabloid “The Weekly World News” in a cave back in 1992, Bat Boy has gone on to bigger and better things. On The Media’s Alicia Zuckerman has the story of Bat Boy’s success on the New York stage.

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Bloody Sunday

Saturday, January 27, 2001

Reporters rarely get a second chance to correct the record. But British reporter Peter Pringle did two years ago when the British government decided to reopen the inquiry into Bloody Sunday, the massacre that took place in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland on January 30th, 1972. 29 years ...

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