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'Fresh Air' Remembers Broadcast News Pioneer Marlene Sanders

Reporter and newscaster Sanders died Tuesday at the age of 84. In 1964, she made broadcast history when she was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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The Financial Times, A Newspaper Success Story, Is Sold For $1.3 Billion

One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.
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Japan's Nikkei Will Purchase Financial Times Group For $1.3 Billion

Earlier Thursday, the Financial Times itself had reported that the newspaper's publisher was on the verge of being sold to German media group Alex Springer.
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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.
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'Washington Post' Urges U.N. To Help Free Reporter Held In Iran

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Washington Post editor Martin Baron for an update on Jason Rezaian's ongoing detainment and trials in Iran.
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Syfy's 'Sharknado 3' Fails At Being Really Good Bad Television

Syfy debuts the third installment in its disaster movie spoof franchise. But it isn't fun to watch — even ironically — and the film falls short, even as it inspires imitators on other channels.
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Gawker's Top Editors Quit Over Deleted Post

The gossip website last week published a story about the personal life of a media executive. Following a backlash, Gawker's managing partnership voted to take the post down.
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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, ESPN seemed to be impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.
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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The field of contenders shows a welcome turn toward recognizing new talent and new sources for TV.
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Pioneering Journalist Marlene Sanders Remembered

Sanders, who died Tuesday of cancer, was one of the first female reporters on television. On ABC and CBS, she covered politics, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the Vietnam War. She was 84.

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