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3:18 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Shop Talk

February 19, 2008 – The panelists talk about the readers' comments sections found with on-line editions of newspapers and other media. For many years, newspapers required writers to provide a name and address for letters to the editor, but they allow anonymous postings on-line. Some posters hide behind anonymity to make mean-spirited or pointless comments.

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1:46 am
Tue February 12, 2008

Shop Talk

February 12, 2008 – The panelists talk about media coverage of the Republican primary for Congress in Illinois' 18th district. Panelist Matt Bisbee, who served as campaign manager for one of the candidates, shares his perceptions of the job done by mainstream reporters and by bloggers.

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7:17 am
Tue February 5, 2008

Shop Talk

February 5, 2008 – The panelists talk about the dangers faced by journalists who are covering the War in Iraq. The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported 125 journalists and 49 media support workers were killed in Iraq between March 2003 and the end of last year. It says 71 journalists were killed in the Vietnam War from 1965-75.

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1:59 am
Tue January 29, 2008

Shop Talk

January 29, 2008 – The panelists talk to Tri States Public Radio's Morning Edition host Don Johnson, who retires January 31.

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2:20 am
Tue January 22, 2008

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January 22, 2008 – The panelists take a look at the financial challenges facing WTVP, which is the public television station in Peoria. The station borrowed money seven years ago to buy new equipment and move into new facilities. Bank of America has now notified WTVP that it will not renew its letter of credit, even though the station has never missed a payment.

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