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Unlike the Egyptian revolution of 2011, the ouster of President
Mohamed Morsi is a story without a clear protagonist or an easy, happy
summary. Brooke talks with NPR's Deb Amos about the way the media both
here and in the region has been handling that complexity. Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News.
A military coup is essentially a military action that transfers
government power from one entity to another. This sounds a lot like what
happened in Egypt with the military's removal of President Mohamed
Morsi, but the new Egyptian leadership - and the Obama administration -
are refusing to call it a coup. Bob talks to Harvard law professor Noah
Feldman about using the C-word. Shigeto - Ringleader
When the shooting of Trayvon Martin became national news in 2012, it
opened up a discussion about race and the criminal justice system in the
United States. But since the trial of George Zimmerman began three
weeks ago, coverage has taken a turn toward the sensational. Brooke
talks to Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the evolving
quality of coverage of the Trayvon Martin story. Yo La Tengo - Cornelia and Jane
A new tv news show launched in New Jersey this week, called Chasing NJ. It’s supposed to revolutionize local news by modelling it after syndicated celebrity-gossip show TMZ. Chasing NJ has already sparked outcry from Jersey politicians who want the FCC to rescind the license of its broadcast station, WWOR. Bob talks to the Brian Stelter of the New York Times about the new show. Bob Pinado - Africa
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation has been creating some of the
world's slowest TV - shows like a 7 hour train ride or 18 hours of
salmon fishing. Norwegian audiences are loving it. Brooke speaks with
Rune Moklebust of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation about why he
thinks so-called "boring TV" is actually quite exciting. Nina Rota - Il Casanova di Federico Fellini
Last year the single largest corporate lobbyist was General Electric.
The second biggest? A new arrival, called...Google. Time Magazine
White House correspondent Michael Scherer tells Brooke what took the tech industry so long to get lobbying and what they're doing to influence politics.
During the past couple months, the media have been scrambling to
cover all angles of the impending birth of Kate Middleton's "royal
baby." Included in those angles: What clothes the pregnant Duchess
wears, what the baby's gender will be, and just how Kate Middleton will
give birth. Bob reports from London on the royal baby media frenzy.