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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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Nov 28, 2014
Kaname Hayashi, a project leader of Humanoid Robots "Pepper," talks with the robot at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. (AP)

Robot love, robot work, “killer robots” – we get the latest on robots moving deeper into life.

Nov 28, 2014
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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Nov 27, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

 
Nov 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

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Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

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Calling All Interns, Calling All Interns
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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