Media

The Future of Magazines

The Future of Magazines

August 10, 2010

Magazines are in trouble. Hundreds of periodicals folded last year and the former powerhouse Newsweek was sold for a dollar in exchange for millions in debt: What’s ahead for the magazine industry in the digital age.

Not-for-Profit Journalism

Not-for-Profit Journalism

July 19, 2010

As traditional news outlets cut back, some say the future of journalism is in trouble. Others say, 'not so fast.' How not-for-profit news organizations are reviving local news coverage and in-depth investigative journalism.

Domestic and international pressures build on Iran

Domestic and international pressures build on Iran

June 14, 2010

New U.N. Security council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program intensify tensions between Tehran and other nations. Iran’s relationship with the world, and its internal conflicts one year after disputed presidential elections.

Katharine Weymouth and the Future of Newspapers

Katharine Weymouth and the Future of Newspapers

June 7, 2010

Her great-grandfather bought the Washington Post during the Great Depression. Her grandmother brought it to prominence during Watergate. Katharine Weymouth on the challenges she faces as publisher of the paper in the digital age.

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Violent  Video Games

Violent Video Games

April 28, 2010

The Supreme Court takes on another free-speech challenge: whether states can ban the sale of violent video games to minors: Arguments for and against expanding obscenity standards to include violent images.

The Supreme Court - Possible Nominees and Analysis of Recent Decisions

The Supreme Court - Possible Nominees and Analysis of Recent Decisions

April 22, 2010

What's next for the Supreme Court and reaction to the animal cruelty decision.

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

April 20, 2010

Every night millions of viewers watch Jim Lehrer host the NewsHour on PBS. Many are also fans of his novels, plays and memoirs. He talks about his new book and journalism in the digital age.

Who Controls the Internet?

Who Controls the Internet?

April 8, 2010

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the F.C.C. does not have the power to force Comcast and other Internet service providers to give equal treatment to all Web content. What the ruling could mean for consumers and the future of net...

The Rise of Militias and Hate Groups in the U.S.

The Rise of Militias and Hate Groups in the U.S.

March 31, 2010

A Christian militia in Michigan is charged with plotting against the U.S. and attempting to deploy weapons of mass destruction. How a weak economy, the election of the first African-American president and political extremism are fueling...

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