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Oct 26, 2021

"Squid Game" is a global TV phenomenon. Hot Media episode 307 features a conversation with host Bob Mann and guest Paul Levinson about this hit Netflix series. Bob and Paul also talk about the Time magazine cover story "Cancel Facebook?" 


Oct 15, 2021

Respected author and TV critic Bill Carter is Bob Mann's guest on Hot Media episode 306. Bill and Bob discuss why late night hosts have become more political, the evolution of sitcoms, challenges facing broadcast networks, the Jeopardy host search and more. Bill Carter is a CNN analyst, author of four books and...


Oct 11, 2021

Hot Media episode 305 is a journalism update. Host Bob Mann and guest Rem Rieder discuss the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to courageous journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov. Bob and Rem also talk about the AT&T/OAN controversy, the 25th anniversary of Fox News and the Facebook whistle blower. Video version is...


Oct 1, 2021

NBC has no sitcoms in its primetime lineup for the first time since 1948. The genre is slowly disappearing from the airwaves. Meanwhile, smart comedies such as Ted Lasso and Hacks are thriving on streaming services. Bob Mann discusses this situation with writer/producer/executive Len Klatt. 


Sep 24, 2021

Rebecca Aguilar is the new President of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). She is the first Latina elected to the position. Bob Mann and the SPJ leader discuss the state of the profession, the need for diversity as well as resources for pros and students in the field.