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Today's Showdown on the Morning News Ratings War: Couric v. Palin

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

ABC and NBC are staging a rematch this morning of the memorable contest between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin in 2008. Couric's interview with Palin in 2008 stalled the meteoric momentum for the vice presidential candidate and fueled the comedy writers at Saturday Night live for months. Now the two battle for top ratings between the Today Show and Good Morning America. Bill Carter is a media correspondent for our partner The New York Times and author of "The War for Late Night".

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Transportation Nation

Ford Markets Low Emissions over Toughness

Monday, July 26, 2010

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(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) With some fanfare, Ford CEO Alan Mulally traveled to New York City’s Rockefeller Center to unveil a new a more fuel efficient version of its popular Explorer SUV in 2011. The Explorer was the top selling vehicle in the US for much of the 1990’s. But fuel efficiency, it turns out, can be a relative term, and the new, fuel-efficient Ford is well below the Obama Administration's standards for light trucks to achieve 2016.

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