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Thursday, October 19, 2006

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  • Latino, Monitor Groups Say Proposed FCC Rules Limit Media Diversity

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    The FCC is currently reconsidering a number of broadcast ownership rules, including whether a single company should be able to own both a newspaper and television station in the same market. A new study conducted by the Media and Democracy Coalition has concluded that the proposed FCC rule changes would reduce local news coverage and eliminate diverse voices and viewpoints. We speak with National Hispanic Media Coalition President Alex Nogales and Consumer Federation of America Research Director Mark Cooper. [includes rush transcript]

  • Extraordinary Rendition Victim Maher Arar Accepts Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award

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    On Wednesday night, the Institute for Policy Studies presented its 30th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards in Washington DC. But one of the main award winners — extraordinary rendition victim Maher Arar — was unable to attend. He remains on the U.S. no-fly list even though his own government in Canada has publicly acknowledged he is an innocent man. We play Arar’s acceptance speech. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program

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    British journalist Stephen Grey helped expose the Bush administration’s secret CIA rendition flights. He joins us to talk about his new book, "Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program." [includes rush transcript]