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'This American Life' Pulls Apple Story

The popular public radio show This American Life has retracted its story about a one-man show concerned with conditions at the Chinese factories that manufacture Apple products. NPR's David Folkenflik talks with guest host Jacki Lyden about the different standards of journalism and theater.
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'This American Life' Retracts Apple Story

This American Life, a weekly radio program, has announced that it's retracting a story based on Mike Daisey's monologue, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs." Friday's statement by Ira Glass said the show decided to make the retraction because reporting by American Public Media's Marketplace turned up fabrications in Daisey's story.
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Your Turn: The Blurry Lines Dividing Theater & Journalism

In the wake of a recent controversy at the public radio show "This American Life," we explore the blurry lines between performance art and journalism.

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Petitions Are Going Viral, Sometimes To Great Success

Petitions have been a common form of protest throughout modern history, often bringing attention to a cause through little more than handwritten letters and word of mouth. But like a lot of other things, petitions are going viral. And one website in particular has contributed to the phenomenon.
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News Corp. In The Spotlight Again

James Murdoch sent an apology letter to the parliamentary select committee investigating him. Also in the headlines is Tuesday's arrest of Rebekah Brooks and her husband in connection with Operation Weeting, the Scotland Yard investigation of illegal press activities.
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Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists' Cover

Iowa's so-called "Ag-Gag" law targets undercover animal rights activists who secretly take videos. Farmers say they need the legal protection to block those trying to take down agriculture, but critics ask what the industry may be hiding.
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Romney Mocks Pro-Obama 'Infomercial" And Its Celebrated Filmmaker

Campaigning in Mississippi on Friday, Mitt Romney took a pre-emptive swipe at a new 17-minute video about President Obama to be released next week by Obama's re-election campaign.

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