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Octavia Nasr: U.S. media missed ‘the anatomy’ of Tunisia’s revolution

In an interview, CNN’s former editor for Middle East affairs said the U.S. media ignored the story of the Middle East’s first peaceful revolution until it was “in their face.”

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Audio slideshow: Anatomy of a revolution

Octavia Nasr discusses the four weeks of intense demonstrations in Tunisia that led to the first peaceful revolution last week in the history of the Arab world.

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Former Iraq correspondent: CNN refused to air ‘war crime’

Australian journalist says incident violated Geneva Convention.

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  The Shirley Sherrod saga, and how the media discusses race

Need to Know talks to Terence Samuel, deputy editor of The Root, an online magazine, to discuss the controversial resignation of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, and how the media handles issues of race.

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The little pink pill

After Viagra became a blockbuster drug, Big Pharma began searching for a version of the pill for women. Need to Know takes a look at the latest effort to create a “female Viagra.”

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Spinning the spill: BP’s PR ballet

A ballet at sea? Oddly inspiring? Read what BP’s own “reporters” have to say about the oil spill.

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A writer leaves journalism to find truth in fiction

Novelist Lorraine Adams had another life as a journalist. A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post, she left the newspaper after 11 years and published her first and widely acclaimed novel, “Harbor,” in 2004. She brought her knowledge of the hot-button issues of our day — illegal immigration, terrorism, panic about terrorism — [...]

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