Friday, May 24, 2013
The Oklahoma tornado pressed pause on coverage of the scandal blitz, but only briefly. Blogger Andrew Tyndall of the Tyndall Report found that the tornado filled 91% of the three network evening news hole on Monday, and all of it on Tuesday. But by Wednesday, Tornado coverage dropped to just a third, and scandal crept back in. Brooke talks to political scientist Brendan Nyhan about what it takes for a natural disaster to overwhelm scandal coverage.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and author of Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century,proposes that the U.S. government fund a world news service to compete with Al Jazeera or Xinhua News.
Monday, June 06, 2011
Jim Lehrer will no longer be the main face of PBS' "NewsHour." He was the show's anchor for 36 years, but there has not been a lot of fanfare around his departure. "I didn't want to make a big to-do about it," he says. He reflects on reporting on the Kennedy assassination and what he has learned about politics and history. His new book, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain" comes out in the Fall; he will continue moderating Shields and Brooks on Fridays. So what's next? "I want to write better books," Lehrer tells us.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Gabriel Sherman, contributing editor at New York Magazine, talks about the recent changes at CNN, the state of primetime news programs, and his latest piece on how FOX news influences CNN and MSNBC's political coverage.
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