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Tom Rose's Book on What he Calls a "Ludicrous News Event."

Reporter Tom Rose. Rose covered the 1988 rescue of three California grey whales that were trapped in the ice off Barrow, Alaska. The plight of those whales became an international media event. Rose has now written a book about the media hype surrounding the event, called "Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event." (Published by Birch Lane Press, division of Carol Publishing Group, NY).

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Other segments from the episode on February 2, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 2, 1990: Interview with Tom Hulce; Review of Christine Lavin's and They Might Be Giants' albums "Attainable Love" and "Flood"; Interview with Tom Rose; Review of…

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