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Is the Press out of Control?
Aired 4/14/1994

On certain kinds of stories the media seems faster, meaner, more competitive and addicted to new rules and rituals. Are media firestorms changing American politics, and is political coverage getting too personal?
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  Lani Guinier
    University of Pennsylvania Law School
  Robert Bork
    Senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, former U.S. Solicitor General, and the author of Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges.
  Tim Smith
    Dean of the school of hard knocks
  Larry Sabato
    University of Virginia, author of Scandal-The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics
  Suzanne Garment
    American Enterprise Institute, author of Scandal-The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics

Originally Aired: 4/14/1994

   
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