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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 20, 2014
A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

Oct 20, 2014
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, patrons line up for “Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. (AP)

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We’ll unpack the science of fear.

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Oct 17, 2014
Jazz violinist Regina Carter. (Courtesy of the Artist)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

 
Oct 17, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

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Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

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