David Folkenflik

NPR media correspondent

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Media Correspondent for NPR; author of “Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires”

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Rush Limbaugh, the talk show host who redefined right-wing A.M. radio, died today at age 70. His widow Kathryn Limbaugh made the announcement on his program.

How talk show host Rush Limbaugh transformed US media

Rush Limbaugh, the talk show host who redefined right-wing A.M. radio, died today at age 70. His widow Kathryn Limbaugh made the announcement on his program.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith announced his resignation at the end of last week. He strove to be as even-handed as possible when reporting the news.

Shepard Smith, a rare voice for balance, leaves Fox News

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith announced his resignation at the end of last week. He strove to be as even-handed as possible when reporting the news.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amid the frenzy around Trump’s impeachment inquiry, two major Fox News hosts are in an open feud about it: Tucker Carlson and Shepard Smith.

Is Fox News having an identity crisis over Trump?

Amid the frenzy around Trump’s impeachment inquiry, two major Fox News hosts are in an open feud about it: Tucker Carlson and Shepard Smith.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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