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On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.
While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years. Since OTM was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR's fastest growing programs, heard on more than 200 public radio stations. It has won Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and a Peabody Award for its body of work.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00am
A special edition of On the Media examining the media's reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00am
How media narratives have irreversible effects, a prominent journalist describes his editorial regret regarding the Bill Cosby rape allegations, and a conversation with George Takei.
Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00am
A newly released letter reveals the FBI's attempt to blackmail MLK to commit suicide. Plus, the song of the 67P comet.
Friday, November 7, 2014 12:00am
An unpacking of the post-midterm election myths, whether algorithms can intuit emotions, and 25 years after the Berlin Wall.
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00am
The corrosive influence of money in politics post Citizens United, and the dark task of online content moderation.