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Tribal Unrest In The New Libya

Bani Walid was one of the last pro-Moammar Gadhafi bastions to fall to revolutionary forces. It's also the seat of the Warfalla tribe, the largest in Libya. In the wake of Gadhafi's death, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports the tribe is aggrieved and the city is seething.
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NFL Ratings Beat New Network Shows

The biggest thing on broadcast TV this fall is the NFL. It's beating the shiny new network shows and, get this, 13 of the top 15 broadcasts this fall were NFL games — the other two were Two and a Half Men. The NFL is killing on cable, too. AMC's The Walking Dead shattered records for a cable drama this year, with had an audience of more than 7 million viewers for its premiere. But another cable series that nearly doubles that number week in and week out is ESPN's Monday Night Football, averaging nearly 14 million viewers per game. It's not news that the NFL rocks the other sports in TV ratings, but for the past few years its ratings dominance has spread to all of TV. So why the rise? Are more women watching? Is it because it looks good in HD? Maybe it's because sports are made to be watched live?
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Herman Cain's Ads Unconventional If Not Effective

The GOP candidate's political ads, featuring a smoking chief of staff and a head-scratching Western movie spoof, have become Internet hits. But are they helping his campaign?
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David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore

David Carr, who writes the Media Equation column for The New York Times, says that despite cuts, the future of journalism has never looked brighter. "I look at my backpack that is sitting here and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago," he says.
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NPR's Loren Jenkins On Changing World Coverage

Loren Jenkins covered Cairo as Hosni Mubarak took power in 1981. Three decades later, he guided NPR's Arab Spring coverage. After 15 years as NPR's senior foreign editor, Jenkins is stepping down. He reflects on his career and the evolution of foreign journalism.
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'Boston Globe' Finds Mislabeled Fish In Restaurants

A five-month investigation by the Boston Globe shows that restaurants in Massachusetts are routinely mislabeling fish, often substituting cheaper, lower-quality fish for what's promised on the menu. Melissa Block speaks to Boston Globe reporter Jenn Abelson about the story.
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NPR's Michele Norris Stepping Away From Hosting Duties

Her husband has accepted a senior position with the Obama re-election campaign. Norris will continue to report for NPR, but will not be involved in coverage of the election.
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Old-Time Radio Fans Sign Off

After 36 years, the annual Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention will go silent. Radio dramas don't have the audiences they once had, losing out to other distractions. Listeners can still tap into the rich catalogue of The Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes and many others via the Internet, though, so the work lives on. Scott Gurian spent time with the group on their last day.

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