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18:39

A Radio Producer Uses His Boss's Clout to Get Things Done

We feature a segment from the award-winning public radio program "This American Life". In "Whoring in Radio News" reporter Scott Carrier explains why he tells everyone he works for a man known only as "The Friendly Man" and why this helps him in his job.

15:28

NPR's Roving Correspondent Bob Garfield on the "American Dream"

Garfield has reported on the oddities of America for "All Things Considered" and in his syndicated column. His new book "Waking Up Screaming from the American Dream" (Scribner) is a collection of stories about the bizarre measures people have taken to live the American dream.

20:55

TV News Anchor David Brinkley on His Start in Broadcasting

Brinkley will retire this week. He is host of ABC's "This Week with David Brinkley." He is also getting attention this week for calling President Clinton a "bore" who "doesn't have a creative bone in his body." In this archive show, Brinkley highlights his half century of journalism. His book, Washington Goes to War, was a surprise best-seller in 1988. It told the story of Washington in the early 40s, and how both the government and town itself were transformed by the responsibilities thrust on them as a result of the war.

09:35

Media Historian Erik Barnouw.

One of the most respected historians of the media Erik Barnouw. He is the author of the three-volume "History of Broadcasting." Barnouw was the first chief of the Library of Congress' Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recording Sound Division." Barnouw has a new memoir about his life, "Media Marathon: A 20th Century Memoir." (Duke University Press).

14:51

From the Archives: David Brinkley Discusses His Career and New Book.

Veteran TV journalist David Brinkley. His book, Washington Goes to War, was a surprise best-seller. The book, based on Brinkley's personal experiences and reflections, told the story of Washington in the early 40s, and how both the government and town itself were transformed by the responsibilities thrust on them as a result of the war. (REBROADCAST from 7/6/89). Brinkley has a new book: David Brinkley: A Memoir (Knopf).

15:51

From the Archives: Journalist Noah Adams on Writing for Radio and Print.

All Things Considered Host Noah Adams. After dropping out of college he began his radio career as a DJ. He was also a car salesman. Adams came to National Public Radio over twenty years ago as a writer and tape editor; he started working for "All Things Considered" soon after he was hired. Adams wrote a book, Noah Adams on All Things Considered. It discusses his involvement with ATC and how the show and his journalistic style have changed. (REBROADCAST FROM 10/19/92)

47:19

Journalist Noah Adams on Writing for Radio and Print

All Things Considered host Noah Adams. After dropping out of college he began his radio career as a DJ. He was also a car salesman. Adams came to National Public Radio over twenty years ago as a writer and tape editor; he started working for "All Things Considered" soon after he was hired. His new book, "Noah Adams on All Things Considered," discusses his involvement with ATC and how the show and his journalistic style have changed.

20:35

David Brinkley Discusses His Career and New Book.

Veteran TV journalist David Brinkley His book, Washington Goes to War, was a surprise best-seller last year and has just been released in paperback. The book, based on Brinkley's personal experiences and reflections, told the story of Washington in the early 40s, and how both the government and town itself were transformed by the responsibilities thrust on them as a result of the war. (Rebroadcast. Original date 7/6/89).

22:16

David Brinkley Discusses His Career and New Book.

Veteran TV journalist David Brinkley. His book, Washington Goes to War, was a surprise best-seller last year and has just been released in paperback. The book, based on Brinkley's personal experiences and reflections, told the story of Washington in the early 40s, and how both the government and town itself were transformed by the responsibilities thrust on them as a result of the war.

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