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George Stephanopoulos

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The former Clinton advisor and current ABC News personality talks to Alec Baldwin about making the jump from the White House to the anchor's chair. 

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On The Media

TV Coverage of the Shutdown (and Moose Mating Calls)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Two weeks ago we talked with James Fallows about rampant false equivalency by newspapers in covering the federal government shutdown. This week, Bob speaks with Andrew Tyndall of The Tyndall Report who says broadcast news had its own weakness -- choosing anecdotal stories of real people hurt by the shutdown over informative analysis. 

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On The Media

A TMZ Approach to Local TV News

Friday, July 12, 2013

A new tv news show launched in New Jersey this week, called Chasing NJ. It’s supposed to revolutionize local news by modelling it after syndicated celebrity-gossip show TMZ. Chasing NJ has already sparked outcry from Jersey politicians who want the FCC to rescind the license of its broadcast station, WWOR. Bob talks to the Brian Stelter of the New York Times about the new show.

Bob Pinado - Africa

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cronkite by Brinkley

Friday, August 10, 2012

Douglas Brinkleyprofessor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, talks about his biography of the news anchor called "the most trusted man in America."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cronkite by Brinkley

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, talks about his biography of the news anchor called "the most trusted man in America."

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On The Media

Bad News (casts)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hollywood can conjure realistic car chases, wars, and alien invasions. When it comes to a simple evening newscast, however, the results are almost always unconvincing. Bob speaks with a TV critic, a TV news director, an Onion News Network writer, and two directors to find out why Hollywood gets it wrong.

Battles - White Electric (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

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Studio 360

Monster Mash Up

Saturday, December 20, 2003

When Studio 360 asked producer Jonathan Mitchell to put together his audio impression of monsters he went to the movies … and to the TV news. Among his sources: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original version),The Werewolf, It!, The Terror from Beyond Space, ...

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Studio 360

That's Enternewsment

Saturday, September 27, 2003

It’s been a while since the fall television season brought genuine surprises. This year Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen discovered a few of them.

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Studio 360

Commentary: The Pseudo-Local Broadcast

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Next year, Warner Brothers will release two sequels to the hit movie The Matrix. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen says our real world is starting to echo the virtual world of those movies. In lots of smaller cities, the local deejays and news programs aren't local at all.

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Studio 360

Commentary: Hypocrisy Exposed

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Kurt examines the contradictions in Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

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