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Richard Ben Cramer, Winner Of Pulitzer Prize And Masterful Reporter, Dies

He wrote a classic book about the 1988 presidential election — What It Takes: The Way to the White House. It's been hailed as one of the best books ever written about American politics.
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White House Photographers Describe Documenting The President

Hundreds of reporters and news organizations cover the president's trips and speeches. Few people are given as much access as the White House photographers who capture the presidency through photographs.
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Al-Jazeera Expands Its American Purview With Current TV

The Qatar-based news agency Al-Jazeera recently took over Current TV, the cable channel founded by former Vice President Al Gore. The deal will make Al-Jazeera available in 40 million homes across the U.S. Host Rachel Martin talks with Al-Jazeera's executive producer for the Americas, Bob Wheelock, about what the acquisition means for the agency's future.
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Susan Crawford: "Captive Audience"

A communications policy expert on why Americans are paying more for Internet access but getting much less.

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Leader Of U.S. Movie-Pirating Group Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

A man who admitted to being the leader of the IMAGiNE Group, which released unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison — reportedly a record for an American web piracy sentence.
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NPR's Michele Norris Returning As Host/Special Correspondent

The former host of All Things Considered has been charged with producing "signature profiles of leaders in politics, pop culture, business and other fields." Meanwhile, Audie Cornish is now a permanent host of All Things Considered and Rachel Martin is host of Weekend Edition Sunday.
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Oprah's Network Sees 10 Straight Months Of Growth

January marks Oprah Winfrey Network's second year anniversary. After numerous delays and setbacks, OWN launched in 2011, replacing Discovery Health Channel. Although the cable channel is posting ratings gains, some wonder just how well it is doing.
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Al-Jazeera Buys Current TV

The acquisition gives Al-Jazeera, which is financed by the Qatari government, access to an American TV audience. The new channel, Al-Jazeera America, will be based in New York.

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