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This Week
April 26, 2002

This week on NOW: is your cable TV bill skyrocketing? A Senate sub-committee just met for hearings on yet another big media merger, one that would create the biggest cable company in America. And since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, four giant corporations have come to control the music we hear on our airwaves in all the major metropolitan areas. These days, radio stations in your hometown that you think are live - and local - aren’t.

In Depth

On the Air

Get some facts and figures behind the astonishing growth of media congolomerates.

Find out more about changing face of radio in America, and the AT&T - Comcast cable merger.

Geilgud as Hamlet
On the 438th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, Bill Moyers interviews author Herman Gollob on the relevance of the bard's works today. Take the Shakespeare Quiz!


Update on stories

We update three previous stories and highlight your comments. We check in on the Mehmood Family; tell you the fate of Palestinian militia commander Marwan Zaloum; and catch up with global warming scientist Dr. Robert Watson.

Picture of the Week

Los Angeles
Before and After. Los Angeles ten years after the riots.


Learn more about the issues discussed on NOW.

Read the complete transcript.


Virtual Radio
Correspondent: Rick Karr
Producer: Brenda Breslauer
Editor: Lewis Erskine

Mergers and Monopolies
Producer: Bryan Myers
Editor: Alison Amron

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