November 5, 2010 Commentator Brooke Gladstone -- host of NPR's On The Media -- finds fault with MSNBC's decision to suspend the host of its most popular show after he made political contributions to three Democrats. "We all know true objectivity is a myth," she says.
Pastor Terry Jones speaks to the media outside the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. Much attention has been paid to the pastor's threat to burn copies of the Quran.
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September 10, 2010 Media coverage of Pastor Terry Jones' plan to burn the Quran has been extensive. Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR's On The Media, says the story exposes more about American media than it does about the American people.
December 15, 2006 In response to the growing power of religious extremism, a small group of atheists has taken a new approach. Going on the offensive, they target the tolerant, with both reason - and ridicule. Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR's On the Media, reports.
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September 8, 2006 The Star Trek science-fiction franchise turns 40 today. The original TV series only lasted three seasons. But in syndication, it became a viewer favorite, spawning spin-off shows and a series of big-budget movies. Brooke Gladstone, the host of NPR's On the Media, is proud to be a "trekkie." She explains the enduring success of the Starship Enterprise and its sister ships.
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April 6, 2006 Brooke Gladstone talks to Russian playwright and writer Edvard Radzhinsky about his book The Rasputin File, which explores the infamous faith healer who infiltrated the court of Czar Nicholas II.
February 28, 2005 Some news organizations are giving extra thought to how they use words and phrases like reform, moral values, and war on terror. Brooke Gladstone of NPR's On the Media explores how some media outlets decide what to say, and how to say it.
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April 23, 2004 Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media, explores the booming business of "chick lit" -- all those trashy beach reads with the pastel-colored covers. They've become so popular, there are sub-categories now: African-American chick lit, Christian chick-lit, and now even a more "manly" version known as "lad lit." Can a gal spend an evening reading chick lit and still respect herself in the morning? And will lad lit be an economic success?
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January 18, 2003 The $41 Kobe beef patty at Manhattan's Old Homestead Restaurant is the most expensive hamburger in New York City. Is it worth it? Hear from NPR's Scott Simon and Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR's On the Media.
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November 29, 2002 Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media produced at member station WNYC, examines how the pornography industry has been a key driver in the development of new technology -- technology that eventually finds its way into widespread use. (9:30)
Duke Ellington in 1971.
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June 12, 2000 "Take the 'A' Train" was written in 1938 by Billy Strayhorn to impress his prospective employer, Duke Ellington. It became one of the most recognizable jazz tunes of all time, and Ellington and Strayhorn became inseparable collaborators. NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports.
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