The Radice Files — Episode 156: “Dirty Laundry”

How can you possibly believe there is a middle ground between the right and the left when the definitions are so confusing. I was taught to tell the truth as a journalist, not display a bias. But that was then, this is now. The rules are not the same anymore. Everyone is out there airing someone else’s dirty laundry. Robert Reich has a point in today’s “and finally …”

A solemn moment of remembrance and reflection

From TV News Tickers to Homeland: The Ways TV Was Affected By 9/11

There is a long list of ways America was transformed by the terrorist attacks. But the question of how TV itself was changed — particularly in ways still relevant today — is more complicated.

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UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over Taliban crackdowns on peaceful protests, many of them by women demanding equal rights, and journalists covering such events.

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Salesforce’s CEO offers to relocate employees from Texas | Ad Age Digital News

The move is in response to a Texas law that effectively bans abortions in the state after six weeks.

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A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump’s last day in office just ended. The mystery has not.

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon program that delegated management of a huge swath of the internet to a Florida company in January — just minutes before President Donald Trump left office — has ended as mysteriously as it began, with the Defense Department this week retaking control of 175 million IP addresses. The program had drawn scrutiny because of its unusual timing, starting amid a politically charged changeover of federal power, and because of its enormous scale. At its peak, the company, Global R

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See the Full List of Venice Film Festival Winners (Updating)

“Parasite” director Bong Joon-Ho led the jury that selected winners at the 78th annual Venice Film Festival

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Will Live Streaming Audio Boost Alexa’s Volume?

While no timeline has been announced, the e-tail giant is working on an offering adjacent to its music streaming platform, Amazon Music, which would bring live concerts, radio programs and podcasts to Alexa users, according to a report by Axios.

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Apple, a Streaming Punchline No More? — The Information

When Apple launched its Apple TV+ service nearly two years ago, executives throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley snickered about the streaming video service. This dilettante — which knew everything about making phones and nothing about making movies and television — would surely lose interest in …

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2021 Creative Arts Emmys Winners, Night 1 (Complete List)

The first of three Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, a huge one for “The Queen’s Gambit,” is officially in the books!

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Productions Embrace LED Walls as Necessary in Pandemic Times

LED walls embraced by productions in COVID times as visual effects wizards adapt and innovate with LED technology

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Facebook Ray-Ban Camera Glasses: Price, Details, Release Date | WIRED

The company has partnered with Ray-Ban to make a pair of video-capturing Wayfarers. They’re everything you hoped for and feared in smart glasses.

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Facebook, Biden officials poised for clash as tech giant seeks approval for new global payments system

Embattled Facebook is seeking to show that the project does not put the financial system at risk, but Biden officials remain concerned.

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Biden’s Electric Car Plans Hinge on Having Enough Chargers

The United States has about 100,000 public chargers, far fewer than Europe and China. It needs 10 times as many, auto experts say, to complete the switch from combustion engine vehicles.

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WSJ News Exclusive | Brian Robbins Expected to Take Over Leadership of Paramount Movie Studio

The current head of Nickelodeon will succeed Jim Gianopulos, 70, who has run the studio since 2017.

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BAFTA Gives Boost to British Debut Films, Returns to Theatrical Release Eligibility With Updated Awards Rules

Debut titles can qualify for BAFTAs by screening at A-list festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Busan, Sundance, Venice and Toronto.

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And finally…

The Media Bias Nobody is Talking About | Robert Reich

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