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2012 Summer Movie Season Ends With A Whimper

A typically slow Labor Day weekend ended a summer that failed to live up to Hollywood's expectations. The number of movie tickets sold this summer was about 533 million, down 4 percent from 2011 and the lowest since an industry analyst began compiling summer figures 20 years ago.
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A War On Women?

Democrats used the first day of their convention to make the case that Republicans are waging "war on women." We explore the politics of issues like abortion and pay equity.

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First Radio Commercial Hit Airwaves 90 Years Ago

Reporter John McDonough reports how AT&T ran the first-ever radio commercial on its station WEAF in New York 90 years ago this week. It changed the way broadcast was economically structured.
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'Bird Talk' Magazine Folds Its Wings After 30 Years

Audie Cornish talks to Susan Chamberlain about the end of publication of Bird Talk magazine. Chamberlain is a longtime columnist and writer for the magazine.
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In Ad Battle, Obama Banking On Wind-Power Message In Key Swing States

In Colorado and Iowa, two states considered up for grabs in the presidential race, a battle over alternative energy policy is playing a growing role in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
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Charlotte Gears Up For The Democratic Convention

We preview what’s in store as Charlotte, N.C., prepares to host the Democratic convention and explore the political landscape in this battleground state.

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After Review, 'Time Magazine,' CNN Reinstate Fareed Zakaria

Zakaria was suspended after admitting to lifting a passage from the New Yorker without attribution.
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News Media's Credibility Ratings Have Slipped Sharply, Survey Says

The Pew Research Center's latest national poll shows significant declines for nine of 13 news organizations it tests.
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Low Ratings Force CNN To Find A New Direction

CNN's ratings have hit record lows. The company is still making money thanks to its international presence, but U.S. viewers would rather watch its more opinionated competitors at MSNBC and Fox News. TV critic Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times says CNN should shake things up.

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