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Sports Calendar's Black Hole Gives Us Time To Reflect On Sportswriters

Aside from basketball, it's a pretty quiet sports week, which means, it's a pretty quiet week for sportswriters. Commentator Frank Deford says it's a perfect opportunity to recognize their work, and cut them some slack.
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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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