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  1. Presidential Fundraising2008/08/06

    During June, Republican presidential candidate John McCain raised $22 million, while Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised $52 million. Not surprisingly, their letters to potential contributors were quite different.

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  2. Newspaper Obituaries2008/08/06

    There are still some things only your daily newspaper can provide.

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  3. Google2008/07/30

    Google has granted powerful and instantaneous access to unlimited information. But is it affecting our ability to dig deeper?

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  4. Amanpour White Ribbon2008/07/23

    John Carroll examines the vast gray area between objectivity and subjectivity in journalism.

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  5. Amy Winehouse2008/07/17

    Why is it so captivating to watch this prodigious soul singer burn out before our eyes and ears?

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  6. Obama Housing2008/07/09

    Want to compare the value of TV vs. print in the arena of news media? John Carroll uses the presidential campaign as a litmus test.

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  7. 1960 World Series2008/07/02

    John Carroll remembers the series that, for him, drove home just how exciting baseball can be.

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  8. Nabokov2008/06/25

    Nabokov fans can rejoice in Dmitri Nabokov's decision to go against the wishes of his late father, Vladimir Nabokov, to destroy his final, unfinished novel.

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  9. Green Hotels2008/06/11

    The sacrifices of being green

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  10. Ignition Interlocks2008/06/04

    Will drunken celebrities set a precedent for legislating the need for breathalyzers in all cars?

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  11. FDA Tobacco2008/05/28

    The FDA could take over the regulation of tobacco products.

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  12. John Birch Society2008/05/21

    The John Birch Society speaks out against the North American Union of Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

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  13. Eight Belles2008/05/14

    Remembering Eight Belles and another filly who broke down in 1975, Ruffian.

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  14. Weight Watchers2008/05/07

    Ads for the diet giant turn from the traditional advertising formula of selling need.

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  15. Encyclopedia of Life2008/04/30

    If it's alive, you'll someday be able to find it, cataloged at an ambitious new website-the Encyclopedia of Life.

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  16. Charlie Rose2008/04/23

    John Carroll discovers a hidden gem on YouTube.

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  17. Mangled Phrases2008/04/16

    Just like its cousin the mixed metaphor, the mangled phrase is becoming part of the media's vernacular.

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  18. Ralph Nader2008/04/09

    Ralph Nader is running for president. Again.

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  19. Felix Feneon2008/04/02

    At the turn of the 20th century, long before the advent of the Internet, French anarchist and art critic Felix Feneon was writing like a blogger.

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  20. Hillary Rodham Nixon?2008/03/26

    John Carroll is puzzled by the media's recent predilection for comparing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with former president Richard Nixon.

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  21. Moonvertising2008/03/19

    Aspiring to advertise big, one beer maker is shooting for the moon.

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  22. W. C. Heinz2008/03/12

    A tribute to the late WWII correspondent and sportswriter W.C. Heinz.

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  23. Lawyer Ads2008/03/05

    The fox is guarding the hen house when it comes to regulations for lawyer ads.

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  24. Perfect Song2008/02/27

    At the very top of the pyramid of music for your desert island is the perfect song. John Carroll shares his pick.

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  25. Green Bulbs2008/02/20

    Are compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), or "green" lightbulbs, really the brightest idea?

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  26. Valentine's Day2008/02/12

    If you're looking for a gift from the heart, just check your inbox.

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  27. Earmuffs2008/02/06

    John Carroll embarks on a wee journey through the history and evolution of earmuffs.

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  28. Primary Numbers2008/01/30

    Just how big is Super Duper Tuesday going to be? The news media can't seem to agree on the numbers.

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  29. New York Museums2008/01/23

    If you're considering visiting an art exhibit anytime soon, consider checking your cell phone at the door.

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  30. BBC News2008/01/16

    Is the BBC chasing down an audience it can't have?

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  31. Ugly Houses2008/01/11

    Ugly is the new beautiful when it comes to marketing real estate.

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  32. New Year's Resolutions2007/12/27

    Media makers listen up: John Carroll has few resolutions he'd like you to attend to this year.

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  33. Frosty2007/12/17

    Sure you can sing out all of Rudolph's fellow reindeer, but can you get beyond the opening words to "Frosty the Snowman"?

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  34. Prescription Drugs2007/12/11

    Pharmaceutical makers spend roughly $4 billion a year advertising directly to consumers. But there are some parts of their messaging that they don't want you to notice.

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  35. Steinway Pianos2007/12/04

    Steinway pianos rank alongside Stradivarius violins and Les Paul guitars as the most celebrated of musical instruments. And recent media attention has made the Steinway ever more popular.

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  36. Gawker.com2007/11/29

    In the case of gawker.com , the Web has become a place for all the news that's not fit to print.

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  37. Black Mask2007/11/16

    During an average week, roughly one-half of the top 10 Nielsen-rated television dramas are about forensic crime solving. But that's nothing new in American popular culture.

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  38. Misinformation2007/11/07

    Media makers often find it difficult to simply call a spade a spade.

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  39. e.e. cummings2007/10/30

    The State University of New York at Brockport's collection of paintings by 20th-century American poet e.e. cummings would be an amazing resource, if only it hadn't fallen into disrepair.

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  40. Futuristic Visions2007/10/25

    John Carroll visits the Paleo-Future blog.

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  41. Matt Drudge2007/10/19

    John Carroll's take on the reigning king of cyber journalism.

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  42. Front Groups2007/10/11

    The motivation behind social advocacy ads is often a far cry from selfless.

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  43. Jimmy Lee Sudduth2007/10/04

    John Carroll on the life and work of self-taught African American artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

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  44. World War II Correspondents2007/09/27

    Perhaps more than any other military conflict, WWII was known for its war correspondents.

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  45. Charlie Parker2007/09/20

    John Carroll rediscovers "The Bird."

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  46. Huffington Post2007/09/13

    The Huffington Post has become one of the first liberal media success stories.

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  47. Campaign It Girls2007/09/06

    Campaign songs YouTube style.

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  48. LifeLock2007/08/23

    Identity theft prevention service Lifelock is fighting to save its reputation.

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  49. New and (Dis)improved2007/08/16

    For many American consumers, the three most frightening words in the English language are "new and improved."

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  50. New York Galleries2007/08/02

    John Carroll hits the New York gallery scene.

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  51. Emile Griffith2007/07/25

    There's one fight boxer Emile Griffith still hasn't finished.

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  52. Frost/Nixon2007/07/19

    John Carroll's take on the 2007 Tony Award-winning play Frost/Nixon .

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  53. Condoms2007/07/12

    Why aren't there more condom ads on broadcast TV?

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  54. Vivitrol2007/06/28

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on how advertisers market problems for consumer drugs to solve.
  55. Blogola2007/06/19

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on trading swag for media buzz in the blogosphere.
  56. Smoking on Film2007/06/13

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on the politics surrounding cinematic cigarette use.
  57. 133 Federal Street2007/06/06

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on the future of Boston's 133 Federal Street.
  58. Snooping Industry2007/05/30

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on spy gear for the average Joe Friday.
  59. LonelyGirl152007/05/23

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on self-promotion on YouTube.
  60. Lefthanders2007/05/17

    WGBH commentator John Carroll's take on left-handed politicking. As the 2008 presidential race heats up, political coverage routinely employs the time-honored on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand approach. And all that talk about the other hand could get a fellow to thinking about... lefthanders.
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