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D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team. The Washington Times recently announced a "unique partnership" with the Redskins, teaming up with the franchise for both news content and marketing deals. Meanwhile, the Washington Business Journal has announced it will cease to use the team's name in its pages. We examine how local media cover the "burgundy and gold" and explore broader ethics issues in sports journalism.


Not My Job: Comedian Carol Burnett Gets Quizzed On Cougars (The Cats, Of Course)

In the 1970s, families would sit down together every Saturday to watch The Carol Burnett Show. The first five seasons of the legendary variety show are now out on DVD.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

What's Next In The Race For Speaker Of The House?

Congressman Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the House Speaker race on Thursday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mick Mulvaney about the race for Speaker.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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