Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Guide To Better Password Security

Privacy and free speech on the Internet. We look at the troubles at Reddit and Gawker, and the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
David Carr, culture reporter and media columnist for The New York Times poses for a photograph on Eighth Avenue, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in New York.  Carr died on February 12, 2015 at the age of 58. (AP)

“I’m still grappling with how to talk about David Carr in the past tense.” CNN’s Brian Stelter remembers his mentor and colleague, New York Times media critic David Carr.

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Jon Stewart poses for a portrait in promotion of his film,"Rosewater," in New York. Comedy Central announced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, that Stewart will will leave "The Daily Show" later this year. (AP)

Our wild media moment. Brian Williams, off air. Jon Stewart, headed off. David Carr and Bob Simon, gone. We’ll look at lines crossed and new realities in the media turmoil.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP)

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM
A stack of newspapers. (Flickr / Jon S)

Navigating the news. We live in a torrent of headlines. We’ll get a philosopher’s guide to sorting it all out.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan inspects a guard of honor during a welcome ceremony prior to a meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP)

China is getting more aggressive— at sea, in the air, in space, with journalists. We’ll look at China’s assertive moment.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
The biggest media stories in 2013 included founder and CEO Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post, NSA leaker Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations and the rise of viral positive media sites like Upworthy. (AP)

press freedom, Edward Snowden, and the Pope as Person of the Year. We’ll look back at a year in media with New York Times columnist David Carr.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Anna Holmes is the founding editor of, a wildly popular online news and culture magazine designed for women, but written without the problematic sheen of traditional women's publications. Anna Holmes' new book is called, "Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things." (Anna Wolf)

The founding editor of the hugely popular online women’s news and culture magazine, Jezebel, shares her scrappy, brawling, feminist view of the world.

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Oct 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

Oct 13, 2015
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

Oct 12, 2015
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

Oct 12, 2015
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman talks on his phone outside the newly constructed jail as prisoners are transferred into the facility in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP)

Step one in sentencing reform: 6,000 federal prisoners will go free at the end of this month. We’ll dig in.

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