Media

Juan Williams

October 26, 2010

Juan Williams is a political commentator for Fox News, and until last week he was also a news analyst for NPR. His comments on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor last week prompted a seemingly abrupt dismissal from NPR. Williams talks about his career, his roles as news analyst and commentator, and his reaction to the recent controversy over his dismissal from NPR.

Hank Williams: The Man Who Transformed Country Music

October 18, 2010

In 1951, Hank Williams hosted a morning radio show in Nashville. Those recordings have just been released, shining new light on the late musician. Hank Williams, the man who transformed country music.

David Plouffe on the Democrats and the Midterm Elections

September 30, 2010

The manager of President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, David Plouffe, talks with guest host Katty Kay about the challenges facing Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Michael Eisner: "Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

Michael Eisner: "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

September 15, 2010

The former Disney CEO offers a personal look at some of America's most successful business collaborations - including his own with the late Frank Wells.

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.

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