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'Times-Picayune' Paper Slashes Staff By 200 People

The New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, known for its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, announced this week that nearly half of the newsroom staff would be laid off. Melissa Block speaks with Times-Picayune reporter Mark Schleifstein, who has been on staff at the paper for 28 years.

CNN Is Canceling Politics Show 'John King, USA'

Wolf Blitzer's show will expand to three hours to cover the gap.
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Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.


ABC's Robin Roberts Vows To Beat Blood Disorder

Roberts told the Good Morning America's viewers that chemotherapy for breast cancer led to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease of the blood and bone marrow. But her prognosis is good: Roberts' sister looks to be an excellent bone marrow match.

'Car Talk' Brothers To Close Up Shop

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, are retiring this fall. Their weekly call-in series will continue to be distributed by NPR, drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.

'Car Talk' Guys Are Retiring, But Their Best Stuff Will Be Rebroadcast

Click and Clack — Tom and Ray Magliozzi — are stepping aside after 35 years. But their best stuff will still be on the air. NPR is keeping the show going. And the brothers will make occasional appearances on the air.
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Gary Knell (Rebroadcast)

NPR chief executive Gary Knell talks about the future of public radio.


Barbara Walters Apologizes For Trying To Help Assad Aide

The aide had helped the journalist secure an interview with the Syrian despot Bashar Assad.

Fixture In Talk Radio Handing Reins To Herman Cain

Neal Boortz is a fixture on radio and has hosted a talk show for more than 40 years. Now, the quasi-conservative host has announced he's stepping down and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will take over for him. Cain will start on inauguration day next year.