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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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Dec 17, 2014
Relatives of a victim of a Taliban attack in a school, mourn over her lifeless body at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months. (AP)

The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren. We ask why there, why now.

Dec 17, 2014
Germany's Andre Schuerrle, left, celebrates scoring his side's 6th goal as Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar reacts during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Germany went on to win the World Cup championship later that month. (AP)

From the Sochi Olympics and Ray Rice to Lebron’s return to Cleveland, we’ll unpack a big year in sports.

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Dec 16, 2014
A still from Amanda Brown's documentary film, "Black Heirlooms." (Courtesy the FIlmmaker)

The documentary “Black Heirlooms,” tells the story of how inheritances, even humble ones, can tear families apart. We talk to the director.

 
Dec 16, 2014
Supermodel Beverly Johnson. (Courtesy Beverly Johnson)

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby. She joins us.

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Cosby Accuser Beverly Johnson: ‘He's A Black Man. I Had To Separate The Trayvon Martins, The Michael Browns From What Happened To Me’
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in a high-profile Vanity Fair column. She tells us why she waited so long to share her story, and why it was even harder to share now.

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Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

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Quinn Sullivan, LIVE In Our Studio
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014

Fifteen-year old Quinn Sullivan is a humble, “ordinary” high school sophomore. But he’s also a blues guitar phenom. He brought his talents to the On Point studio today.

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