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The Manti Te'o Story: Why The News Media Let Its Guard Down

The media lionized the football star amid stories of his perseverance after the death of his girlfriend. Now the girlfriend's existence has been called into question, casting an unflattering light on the practices of the media.
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'Dear Abby' Dies; Pauline Phillips Was Adviser To Millions

Writing under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, she wrote the world's most widely syndicated column. The daily readership grew to more than 100 million. The column is now written by her daughter, Jeanne.
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'Carefully Choreographed Dance': Armstrong's Complicated Media Past

At his peak, Lance Armstrong alternately charmed, manipulated and strong-armed the media. He transcended the world of cycling, and much of the coverage from nonsports media was adulatory. The now-disgraced cycling champion is turning to a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey for redemption.
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Shaping The City

We talk with architect Roger Lewis about a critic's role in keeping the public informed and designers honest.

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The Growing Popularity Of Audio Books

Audio books are on the rise. Some love their convenience and enjoy being read to, others say listening to a narrated book is not the same as reading. Diane and her guests discuss implications of a coming audio book boom.

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Journalist Eugene Patterson, Civil Rights Advocate, Dies

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist was editor of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution in the '60s and urged fellow Southern whites to support the civil rights movement. He died Saturday of complications from cancer.
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NBC's David Gregory Won't Be Charged For Showing Ammo Magazine

When NBC News' David Gregory displayed what he said was a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Press last month, it prompted Washington, D.C., law enforcement officials to investigate whether he had broken a city law. But on Friday, D.C. prosecutors announced that Gregory would not be arrested or charged with a crime.
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Jimmy Savile Sexually Abused Hundreds, Police Report Concludes

The case received public attention in early October, when British broadcaster ITV aired a program in which five women said they had been abused by Jimmy Savile in the 1970s. Three of them said the abuse occurred at BBC facilities. A flood of reports followed, as hundreds of victims came forward.
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The Military In U.S. Culture

We explore a growing military-civilian divide and how it shapes our thinking about defense and foreign policy.

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