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McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View'

The new co-host for TV chatfest The View is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show. But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation's leading skeptics about the safety of childhood vaccines.
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Did Social Media Help Ease Tensions After Zimmerman Verdict?

Protests of the George Zimmerman verdict remained largely peaceful this weekend, as social media continued to be the place to vent, bicker and debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin and its aftermath.
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Asiana Will Sue TV Station Over Bogus Flight Crew Names

KTVU-TV aired offensive names that it says were confirmed by a summer intern working for the National Transportation Safety Board.
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A Trial Made For Primetime

The trial of George Zimmerman has not only made news, it has also made for must-see daytime TV These days, cameras inside the courtroom routinely make stars out judges, lawyers and witnesses, But is that a good thing? Host Jacki Lyden talks to the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, Marcia Clark, about how the spotlight affects a courtroom.
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Cable News Coverage Of Zimmerman Trial Widely Criticized

The George Zimmerman trial has received a lot of attention and time on cable news. In many ways it resembles the sprawling coverage of earlier sensational trials. But the Zimmerman trial also has important social and cultural questions swirling around it.
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Pedal Power To Horsepower: Toys Point Towards Future Of Cars

Toy cars — from pedal-powered roadsters to Matchbox and Hot Wheels sets — are more than just child's play. Kids' preferences in their toys can point towards future automotive trends, like a growing fondness for eco-friendly cars, and licensing deals can build brand loyalty at a very young age.
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What Egyptian State TV Says About The State Of Egypt

Egypt's state-run television station has worked under four different leaders in less than three years. For the past year, it has been pro-Islamist and pro-President Mohammed Morsi — before his ouster. Then it abruptly began reporting the military's view once again.
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Recordings Capture Murdoch's Anger At 'Sun' Investigations

Newly released audio tapes capture News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch expressing contempt at the investigation that has embroiled his top-selling newspaper in corruption charges in the U.K. Murdoch was recorded saying he probably panicked by cooperating so fully with Scotland Yard — and told reporters at the Sun that paying cops for information has been a practice in the British press for more than a century.
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A Lively Political Press In A State Where Everything's Bigger

As American media struggles, the Texas press ecosystem finds some energy thanks to new digital players and a turnaround in the economy.
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Louisville TV Station Promises Not To Hype Breaking News

Sick of the hype that desperate local TV news programs use to try to draw viewers, a station in Louisville, Kentucky, is making a bold promise: If news isn't breaking at that moment, the station won't call it breaking news. It is part of a new compact with viewers and advertisers not to hype the news.

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