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November 14, 2014
Actor and radio show host Sean Astin says preparation is the key to public discourse. Astin is often interviewed by reporters but he's not impressed with the state of journalism, saying many of the journalists he interacts with are not as prepared as they should be. Austin prides himself on being well-researched for his radio show, "Vox Populi." He spoke recently at the National Press Club and his appearance is featured in this latest edition of Update-1.
October 17, 2014
Politics is the focus of the latest edition of Update-1. Specifically, the language of politics and the terms and phrases we hear on a daily basis. Broadcast Committee member Jared Rizzi, the White House correspondent for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, interviews Chuck McCutcheon, a co-author of "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech." They discuss who uses what terms against whom, and some surprising examples of their use.
October 7, 2014
From popular diets that encourage us to eat like our ancestors to the idea that a man who cheats can blame his behavior on his DNA, misconceptions about evolution abound, argues evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk on the latest edition of Update-1, the National Press Club podcast.
September 22, 2014
The latest edition of Update-1 features filmmaker Ken Burns and his recent trip to the National Press Club to promote his new series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”
The seven-part series looks at Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and recently ran on PBS stations. Burns says no other family has "touched as many Americans as the Roosevelts.” According to Burns, there is an "avalanche" of information about the Roosevelts, and he says this series shows them to be a “complicated Russian novel.”
September 16, 2014
Charlie Rose says he has many people to thank for the success he has had as a television journalist. Rose is the 42nd winner of the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award, which honors journalists who have made significant contributions to their field. Rose hosts the interview program "Charlie Rose" on PBS and also is a co-anchor on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent to "60 Minutes." Rose said winning the Fourth Estate Award means "everything" to him.
August 27, 2014
The issues of immigration and border security have been getting a lot of attention in recent months as the United States considers how to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed the Mexican border into the U.S. In this edition of Update-1, Broadcast Committee member Sofia Mannos discusses these topics with Michelle Mittelstadt, the director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Migration Policy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that analyzes the movement of people worldwide.
August 11, 2014
The White House has responded to a July 8 letter from journalism organizations and open government groups urging President Barack Obama to honor his pledge for openness by relaxing the control federal agencies have over reporter access to federal government newsmakers.
Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuiller called the response from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a "typical spin and response through no response."
July 23, 2014
From the development of new aircraft to the recent tragedies of Malaysian Airlines flights MH370 and MH17, commercial air travel continues to play a prominent role in today’s news. In this edition of Update-1, National Press Club broadcast committee member Adam Konowe interviews Edward Russell, an air transport reporter for FlightGlobal, which provides news and statistics to the aviation industry. They discuss the financial health of the airline industry, ticket and fee pricing, news from the recent biennial Farnborough International Air Show, as well as MH370 and MH17.
July 7, 2014
The Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, is dedicated to stimulating high standards of ethical behavior by journalists. Its Code of Ethics has stood for years as a benchmark for newsrooms. Now, that Code is under revision to recognize the changes in news gathering brought on by the digital age. The revision process is under the leadership of Kevin Smith, chairman of the SPJ Ethics Committee. In this edition of Update-1 Smith is interviewed by Broadcast Committee member Bill McCloskey, who is also on the national board of SPJ.
June 20, 2014
Which party has the advantage heading into the midterm elections? And what will Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat mean for the tea party and the GOP? SiriusXM Satellite Radio White House correspondent Jared Rizzi discusses these topics and others with American Enterprise Institute political scientist Norm Ornstein on the latest edition of Update-1.