This week, in the run-up to Saturday's rally, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has been taping its shows in Washington. President Obama was among the guests.
October 29, 2010 The Daily Show host says he has become less political over time. But some pundits say Stewart's rally in Washington on Saturday has become a political event as liberal groups have latched on to it.
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October 29, 2010 What started out as a comedy event appealing to moderation and reason has been appropriated as a rallying cry for liberal activists. Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" takes place Saturday in the nation's capital and is spawning political events elsewhere.
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October 26, 2010 In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
October 25, 2010 Vivian Schiller says that parting ways with the news analyst was the right thing to do, but that "the process that followed the decision was unfortunate -- including not meeting with Juan in person."
Juan Williams will have a guest slot as host of The O'Reilly Factor on Friday night.
October 22, 2010 NPR has been sharply criticized for terminating the contract of news analyst Juan Williams for remarks he made about Muslims. Williams appeared on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor Thursday night to respond to NPR's decision. Fox has extended Williams' contract with the network for three years for $2 million.
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Juan Williams on Fox News earlier today.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
October 21, 2010 NPR has terminated its contract with Senior News Analyst Juan Williams. The decision was made in the aftermath of Muslim remarks made by Williams on The O'Reilly Factor that NPR says are inconsistent with its editorial standards and practices. Tonight, Williams was a guest on The O'Reilly Factor. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik updates Melissa Block on the latest.
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October 21, 2010 NPR News terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after remarks he made about Muslims on the Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor.
October 19, 2010 Politicians' apprehension of the press has hardened into outright hostility in some cases. A number of candidates in both parties have kept their distance from journalists covering them, withholding their public schedules and refusing to answer reporters' questions. But in two recent episodes, Republican candidates thousands of miles apart took their animosity to extremes.
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Brooke-Sidney Gavins (M.A. Broadcast Journalism '09) takes a break from producing a report for the Annenberg School's Annenberg Radio News.
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October 18, 2010 It's hard to imagine spending tens of thousands of dollars a year to get trained in a collapsing industry that doesn't even require a degree -- but it happens all the time in journalism schools.
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Photographers take pictures of a display of current and former Bell council members who were arrested on corruption charges during a news conference Tuesday in Los Angeles.
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September 24, 2010 This week, eight current and former Bell, Calif., officials were arrested and charged with enriching themselves with public money. Few of these developments would have happened without the aggressive and unrelenting work of two Los Angeles Times reporters.
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September 24, 2010 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear on Oprah Friday to announce a gift of $100 million for the public schools in Newark, New Jersey. This announcement coincides with the release of The Social Network, a blockbuster movie that paints a less than complimentary picture of Zuckerberg as he worked to create Facebook.
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September 17, 2010 Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that they will hold dueling rallies on the National Mall on Oct. 30 . Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and Colbert's "March to Keep Fear Alive" are thinly veiled parodies of Glenn Beck's recent "Restoring Honor Rally" in Washington last month.
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September 7, 2010 ABC News President David Westin is stepping down after 13 years on the job. In that time, he confronted a tough environment in which network news struggled for profits and viewers. Earlier this year, he laid off about a quarter of the ABC News staff.
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September 1, 2010 The parent company of Fox News shares a financial backer with the imam who is at the center of the firestorm over the proposed construction of an Islamic center in New York City. The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam of the proposed center.
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