News and Notes
Roundtable: AIG Scandal Sparks Blame Game
The AIG bonus controversy is shaping up to be the first big firestorm for the Obama administration, as the president vows to "fix the system and culture that made this possible." Plus, the hype surrounding the death of the newspaper industry is...
Obama Sells Econ Plan During California Tour
President Obama swept through California this week, fielding questions during two town hall meetings and sitting down with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving recaps the president's trip and offers an update on the...
Tony Cox Says Goodbye
Host Tony Cox bids a final farewell, as News & Notes comes to an end.
Stories Of Coltrane, King Leave Lasting Memories
Longtime News & Notes producer Roy Hurst talks with Tony Cox about the pieces he remembers most, including a special feature on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and interviews with pianist Alice Coltrane and...
Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy
At the age of 20, Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene. He soon became one of the sport's most feared and revered boxers, but along with the fame came controversy. A new documentary, Tyson, aims to shed some fresh light on this troubled life.
Recalling Profiles Of A Politician, Jazz Legend
Producer Joanne Griffith joined News & Notes the week of the 2008 Republican National Convention. She recalls as two of her favorite segments, a feature on the personal and political life of former presidential candidate John McCain, plus a profile of...
An Unexpected Trip Back To Hip Hop's Early Days
News & Notes producer Drew Tewksbury has worked on segments ranging from Internet addiction to Ethiopian jazz, but as he tells Tony Cox, a segment he produced featuring old school hip hoppers Yo-Yo and Spinderella remains his favorite.
Different Times Bringing Different Politics
As News & Notes comes to a close, Tony Cox talks with Mary Frances Berry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, about America's changing political landscape and the impact on African Americans.
AIG Bonus Outrage Heads To The Hill
The AIG bonus battle rages on Capitol Hill today, with the CEO of the insurance giant facing withering criticism from heated lawmakers. But how much can the administration really do about it? Tony Cox talks with Sherrilyn Ifill and Robert George.
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