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The ghost of comments past

Media | Critics go after Tucker Carlson and threaten to take down free speech in the process
by Mary Jackson
Posted 3/15/19, 06:43 pm

Media Matters for America incited public backlash this week when it published a series of vulgar comments that Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson made as a guest years ago on a shock-jock radio program.

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Top Knot Films

Wolf tactics

Documentary | Abducted in Plain Sight recounts the disturbing kidnapping of Jan Broberg
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/14/19, 01:24 pm

Thanks to the trail podcasts have blazed, true-crime tales have become a major trend in entertainment. One of the most buzzed-about current examples is Abducted in Plain Sight, a documentary that debuted on Netflix in January. Though Netflix rarely releases ratings information, media coverage suggests the film is drawing plenty of viewers.

Drawing on interviews, old recordings, and court and FBI records, director Skye Borgman recounts the 1974 kidnapping and sexual assault of 12-year-old Jan Broberg by 40-year-old family friend Bob Berchtold.

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Fox Broadcasting Co.

Attorney for the defense

Television | Past trauma motivates a lawyer to challenge questionable convictions in Proven Innocent
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 3/14/19, 12:59 pm

Critics are panning Fox’s new drama Proven Innocent for its bland, one-dimensional characters and seeming identity crisis. Is it a courtroom drama? A detective show? A comedy?

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