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The Big Broadcast: January 8, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    03/19/61 #732 The Informer Matter (Multi-Sponsored) (CBS) (20:58)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    12/29/48 #031 The Roseland Roof Murder (NBC) (26:24)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    04/04/53 #050 Jayhawkers (Sus.) (CBS) (29:38)
  • 08:30 p.m. Our Miss Brooks
    01/16/49 Student Government Day (Colgate) (CBS) (29:30)
  • 09:00 p.m. Nighbeat
    03/13/50 My Brother's Keeper (Sus.) (NBC) (29:28)
  • 09:30 p.m. Phillip Marlowe
    02/07/50 #70 The Long Arm (Sus.) (CBS) (29:28)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    11/25/40 #283 Jezebel w/Loretta Young, Brian Donlevy (Lux) (CBS) ( 59:50)
NPR

Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.
NPR

'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
NPR

Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.
NPR

As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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