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2:49 am
Tue July 3, 2007

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July 3, 2007 – The panelists discuss a proposal by a pair of federal lawmakers to bring back The Fairness Doctrine. The regulation was abolished in the late 1980s. The Fairness Doctrine required that equal time be given to all sides of a political debate.

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1:58 am
Tue June 26, 2007

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June 26, 2007 – The panelists discuss whether local TV coverage of elections is adequate. The FCC recently rejected a complaint filed by a media reform group that contended television stations in Chicago and Milwaukee failed to broadcast sufficient coverage of state and local elections in 2004.

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2:26 am
Tue June 19, 2007

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June 19, 2007 – The panelists discuss whether women in television news are still judged on their looks more than on their journalism skills.

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2:46 am
Tue June 12, 2007

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June 12, 2007 – The panelists discuss recent comments made by former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, who says he's disappointed with the direction of the network. Shaw told WTTW (public television) in Chicago that CNN continues to ape many of the on-air mannerisms of the Fox News Network. Shaw says he does not want to hear a new anchor's personal opinion about anything - he says anchors should just report the news.

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1:38 am
Tue June 5, 2007

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June 5, 2007 – The panelists talk about coverage of last week's angry outburst by Illinois State Senator Mike Jacobs. The lawmaker told reporters the governor threatened a major project in his district if he did not vote for the funding plan for the governor's health care proposal.

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