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Oct 12, 2018

If you’re going to come on this show and talk to Mr. Media, you probably couldn’t be hurt by spending a little time reading the blog of a guy who calls himself “Mr. Media Training.” We may sound alike in name, but Brad Phillips and I really serve two completely different purposes – and we’ve got the...


Aug 19, 2018

Apparently, there is something screwy with America’s many state lotteries. This Sunday at 7 p.m. on “Dateline NBC,” correspondent Chris Hansen and his team investigate lottery scams. Hansen, one of the best-known reporters at NBC News and “Dateline NBC” skyrocketed to prominence as the host of “To Catch a...


Aug 19, 2018

Who’s afraid of Chris Hansen? You? Really? And you? And… you? I’m sorry I asked. Boy, you think you know people! Hansen, one of the best-known reporters at NBC News and “Dateline NBC” skyrocketed to prominence as the host of “To Catch a Predator.” If you’re preying on underage boys or girls, you don’t...


Aug 12, 2018

It is so easy to hate terrestrial radio these days. No matter how many stations you scan, AM or FM, it’s difficult to find one on which you can land without moments later wanting to take a sledgehammer to the radio. The politics are angry and irrational -- left and right. The music hasn’t changed in 30 years and it...


Aug 9, 2018

With $2.6 billion in assets, the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is the 22nd largest foundation in the United States. Its mission is the betterment of the 26 communities in which it works and the promotion of journalism as a career and industry nationwide. The latter part of Knight’s mission...