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    Book Discussion on Broadcast Hysteria

    A. Brad Schwartz talked about his book, Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle’s radio…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Where do you get your political news?” The question was inspired by a Pew poll on…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What is your top news story of the week?”

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    Press and Japanese Internment in World War II

    Professor Richard Reeves talked about the internment experiences of the Japanese on the U.S. West coast and how the press fueled hysteria over sabotage. He spoke about how the…

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    Media Coverage of North Korea

    Foreign policy experts and journalists talked about how the media covers North Korea. Topics included the North Korean economy, nuclear program, and generational divide when it comes…

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    Media Coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Shooting

    Panelists talked about media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the ensuing protests. The panelists included reporters,…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open on viewer responses to the question: “What is your reaction to the media coverage of Ebola?”

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    Government and the Free Press

    News executives from the New York Times, the Associated Press, and Reuters talked about government restrictions on the press, the future of whistleblowers, and accusations of media bias in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses on the question, “Do Sunday morning talk shows still matter?” Hadas Gold was interviewed by phone about the Sunday morning…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day, and on the question, “How do you get your news?”

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the media’s coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur International…

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    Book Discussion The News: A User's Manual

    Alain de Botton talked about his book, The News: A User’s Manual, in which he looks at the way the news media shapes the way we think about politics, tragedy, crime, and…

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    Book Discussion on Sensationalism

    Co-editor David Sachsman talked about the book, Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th Century Reporting, a collection of essays exploring…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Which news sources do you trust, and why?” Frank Newport was interviewed by phone about a September 2013 Gallup…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the state of U.S. media. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning programs.

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    Town Hall on Media Coverage of War

    Telephone lines and electronic communications were open for comments on the media’s coverage of war. The program included clips from previous C-SPAN programming and interviews…

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    Media Coverage of Crime and Mass Casualties

    Panelists talked about media coverage of the perpetrators of mass casualty crimes. Topics included the the December 2012 Connecticut elementary shooting, gun control efforts, and media…

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    News Coverage of Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

    A selectwoman, a police spokesperson, a community radio station news director, and a photojournalist, all from Newtown, Connecticut, talked about their experiences in the immediate…

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    Book Discussion on After Broadcast News

    Michael X. Delli Carpini talked about his book, After Broadcast News, in which he looks at the new media regime that is replacing the decades-long dominance of traditional journalism, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

    Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways for people to “consume information in a healthy way.” He used PowerPoint during…

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