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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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Mar 3, 2015
A group of community activists in San Francisco, CA celebrate that city's February 2014 embrace of the Fair Chance Campaign's efforts to alter background checks on employment and housing for convicted criminals. (Courtesy All of Us Or None)

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

Mar 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

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Mar 2, 2015
This image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts. Astronomers and space telescopes in April 2013 saw the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a large gamma ray burst. (AP)

A super-massive black hole, newly discovered, deep in space. We’ll peer into the realm of the black hole.

 
Mar 2, 2015
In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, right, speaks before the screening of the television documentary "Israel: The Royal Tour" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. (AP)

On the eve of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, we look at the US-Israel falling out over Iran nuclear negotiations.

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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