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Monday, July 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Walter Cronkite defined the role of the TV news anchorman and won America’s trust. We look at Cronkite and television news, then and now.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The week-in-the-news roundtable always involves tough choices on sound clips — what to include, what to leave out. Amid all the pressing hard news, we often give a nod to a notable person who’s passed away. But this week brought, well, a ridiculous range of choices.

 
Thursday, May 28, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Cable powerhouse Lauren Zalaznick, the force behind Bravo and Oxygen, “Real Housewives” and “Tori & Dean,” on creating television for women.

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Friday, May 8, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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The big new Star Trek prequel hits theaters. We’ll talk with critics, trekkies, and Mr. Spock himself — Leonard Nimoy — about the return of Star Trek.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM

This just in: Television viewing is at an all-time high. And we’re doing it in more ways than ever. We’ll ask why and where, and what’s next for TV.

 
Friday, August 8, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Crab fishermen, ice road truckers, lumberjacks — they’re busting out on cable. We talk to the man who talks to them.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | 10:00 AM

All attitude — TV, and the world after the late Tim Russert.

 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Here’s the dramatic set-up for the new HBO series “In Treatment”: you’re a fly on the wall in the psychotherapist’s office. For one half hour, every night of the week, a patient walks in, sits down and talks. A young gymnast too close to her coach. A Navy pilot who accidentally bombed an Iraqi school. […]

 
Monday, January 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM

There was an amazing intergenerational moment on air last week, as former NBC TV news anchor Tom Brokaw faced cable talker Chris Matthews in the egg-on-the-face aftermath of the media’s New Hampshire miscall. Clinton had won, not Obama as predicted, and Brokaw suggested that just maybe America’s political pundits were going to have to cool […]

 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 | 11:00 AM

When it comes to network TV news, we are not in Kansas anymore. We’re far from the high, proud heyday. This weekend, NBC News anchor Brian Williams will host Saturday Night Live. We wonder if Walter Cronkite will be watching. For a solid string of decades, the networks’ evening news was the glamorous national campfire, […]

 
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Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

 
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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