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Monday Morning Politics: Syria Next Steps

Monday, September 09, 2013

Hari Sreenivasan, host of the new program PBS NewsHour Weekend, which launched this past weekend, talks about the impending vote on intervention in Syria, Congress's first week back from recess, and his new show.

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On The Media

Why The Tornado News Didn't Derail Scandal Coverage This Week

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. 

Yo La Tengo - Our Way To Fall

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The News on the News

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Guardian reporter Nick Davies to talk about the Rupert Murdoch News of the World story, much of which he broke for the Guardian.

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American World Service

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.

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The Takeaway

Jim Lehrer on Kennedy, Bus Memorabilia, Reporting and Retirement

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.


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Cable News News

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.

If you were designing a cable news show, what would it look like? Post your pitch below!

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Talking Politics: Amy Walter and Nate Silver

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Amy Walter, political director of ABC News, and Nate Silver, the man behind The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the November mid-term elections and the latest stories in politics.

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On the Ground in Haiti With WLRN

Thursday, January 14, 2010

News outlets in Miami are playing a special role in covering the Haiti earthquake, both in Haiti and in South Florida, where a large Haitian community resides.