Premiere: August 3, 2000
INTERN EDITION 2000 (14.4 | 28.8)
Requires the RealAudio
-- In the United States, we often take round the clock television news for granted. But censored broadcasts and limited news coverage have long been the norm on Arab television. Al-Jazeera, an all-news satellite channel based in the Persian Gulf, has been trying to change this. Intern Edition's Justin Crowne reports from Washington.
-- The rough draft of the Human Genome Sequence was the biggest science news of the summer. While this opened up new lines of research, it draws to a close the old story of the lone scientist tinkering away at the bench. Intern Edition's Susan Myers has this story.
-- Recently a small town outside Albany, NY decided to halt its curbside recycling program. Residents complained that their carefully separated recyclables were still ending up at the dump. Intern Edition's Alex Boekelheide finds that situation may not be limited to this town.
-- Today, most political candidates are painfully aware of how important the media is in presenting their image to the voters. Many Americans, young people in particular, look to the Web or cable networks for political news. Intern Edition's Tanja Hester examines the role of iconic MTV in the political arena.
-- Let's be honest. The lives of interns are often a mix of boredom and momentary insanity. Add in the strain of trying to produce a radio show and you've got yourself a one way ticket to the mad house. Simba Wiltz guides us behind the scenes to Intern Edition.
-- Mixing the elements of lounge, jazz, garage rock, and comedy isn't easy. Intern Edition's Julie Jergens catches up with a guy that does just that. Ralph Alfanso is a Canadian Poet, who has made his mission to put the "beat" into beat poetry.
|Talk Show (14.4
--Office worker Keith van Straaten actually quit his day job to create his own local late night comedy talk show. How did he get it on the air? He didn't. For his talk show, live means live, and there are no cameras allowed. Intern Edition's Eve Troeh reports.
-- Women have often tried to pass as men for professional reasons- using male pen names, for example. Now they are passing for art's sake, as Drag Kings. Nowadays you can find Drag King parties, performance groups, and conferences across the country...if you know where to look. From Washington, Andy Valdez and Meghan Williams take a look at this fledgling phenomenon.
Existentialism: a Commentary (14.4
| 28.8) --Even though most people go through
difficult and uncertain transition after graduating from college, a
shared commiseration with millions of depressed 22 year olds who all
seem to be vying for the job you want isn't a very reassuring way to
enter post-collegiate life. Recent college grad Michael Kavanagh
offers some thoughts on leaving college and how he compromised his
principles in his "dogged" pursuit of gainful employment
(14.4 | 28.8)-- Since former slaves founded
Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1864, it has been a landmark in the
Shaw-Logan Circle neighborhood in Northwest D.C. and one of the most
influential African-American churches in Washington. But the church
will soon be leaving this neighborhood to move into the Maryland
suburbs, a decision that highlights some of the demographic shifts
in Logan Circle caused by gentrification. Megan Laughlin reports.
Convention Coverage (14.4 | 28.8)-- Shaffy Moeel reports from Philadelphia
and the Republican Convention (1:21)|