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The Controversy Over Pantheon Books and the Modern State of Publishing.

Recently, the Managing Director of Pantheon Books, Andre Schiffrin, was forced to resign. Four senior editors at Pantheon then resigned in protest. We'll talk to publisher Roger Straus of Farrar, Straus, Giroux, and media critic and professor Todd Gitlin about the events at Pantheon and what they say about the state of the publishing industry in America today. Gitlin is a Pantheon author who drafted a petition to protest the forced resignation of Schiffrin and the events surrounding it. We will also speak with Alberto Vitale the head of Random House (the owner of Pantheon).

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Other segments from the episode on March 14, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 14, 1990: Interview with Howard Alden, Dan Barrett, and Frank Tate; Review of an Otto Klemperer album; Interview with Todd Gitlin, Alberto Vitale, and Roger Straus;…

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