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, September 12, 2012
"We are heading up to one of the greatest crises, I think, in modern history." This prediction about oil and the Middle East was made in 1951 by none other than Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas at a Books and Authors Luncheon.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Brendan Nyhan is a Dartmouth political scientist who studies why scandals break when they do. According to Nyhan, before this month's GSA fiasco, President Obama had the longest streak of scandal-free coverage of any President in recent history. Nyhan tells Bob that according to his theory, we can expect the coming months to be full of scandal coverage.
Monday, May 23, 2011
— Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times, on the Brian Lehrer Show.
The End of Combat Operations in Iraq; Orchestras Across America Face Deep Cuts; One in Six Americans On Federal Aid; The History and Purpose of Scandals
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The end of combat operations in Iraq, where do we go from here?; life in the ghost town of Pincher, Okla.; the Ptarmigan as a bellwether of climate change; the Detroit symphony orchestra faces deep cuts; one in six Americans on federal aid; the U.S. Open begins; listener opinions on Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally; Iraq veterans talk aobut what they achieved; a look at this year's only new bank; the social and cultural need for scandal.