Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a nationwide consortium of public-policy researchers. He is the author of "Media Beat," a nationally syndicated column on media and politics that appears in the San Francisco Examiner and other daily newspapers
John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, talks to us about media coverage of the Bush administration, domestic politics, and the state of media activism.
Dan Schiller, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of five books on communications, discussing the meltdown of the US telecommunications industry, why it happened, what it means, and where it's going.
Francis Boyle, professor of law at the University of Illinois. In 2000, he was appointed Attorney of Record for the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria to conduct its legal affairs on a worldwide basis. Boyle brought charges against the Russian Federation at the International Court of Justice for violating the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Author Barbara Ehrenreich discusses her new book, Nickeled and Dimed, and the state of the working poor in America.
Media propoganda with Nancy Snow, assistant professor of global communications at California State University in Fullerton, and an adjunct professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC. Dr. Snow is the author of the upcoming Information War: American Propaganda, Opinion Control and Free Speech since 9/11.
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law Professor and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society, and author of The Future of Ideas and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace.
Craig Aaron, managing editor of In These Times, a national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago.
Race, Bias, and Journalism with Walter Harrington and Leon Dash. A professor in the UIUC department of journalism, Harrington was a reporter for the Washington Post before coming to U of I. Leon Dash is a professor in the U of I Department of Journalism, and was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Washington Post.
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The Media And Commercialism with Carrie McLaren and Gary Ruskin. McLaren self-publishes Stay Free!, a magazine about American media and consumer culture. She works at the Berkeley Carroll School, and is also the curator of the upcoming Illegal Art exhibit, which looks at the effect of copyright law on freedom of expression.
Ruskin is executive director of Commercial Alert, which he co-founded with Ralph Nader. He is also director of the Congressional Accountability Project, which opposes corruption in the U.S. Congress. He is author of Why They Whine: How Corporations Prey on Our Children, Bush's War on Children, and Let's Keep Advertising and Market Research out of the Classroom.