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Jul 1, 2022

Two great TV series recently ended their runs with sobering story lines about aging. On Hot Media episode 333, host Bob Mann and his wife/co-host Cathy Lundquist discuss how Grace and Frankie and This Is Us handled the portrayal of caring for aging parents and partners. Please listen and subscribe. 

Jun 10, 2022

Reporting about war is very different from fighting in one. Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Matsarsky has done both. When Russia invaded his country, Matsarsky made a choice to no longer be an observer and to become a soldier. Hot Media host Bob Mann talks with Matsarsky about his experiences in the fight for...

Jun 2, 2022

It's easy to identify the villain in the war against Ukraine. Media coverage of war is not always that clear. Since World War 2, the media has gone through many phases when covering U.S. military engagements. In Vietnam, trusted TV anchor Walter Cronkite changed his stance on the war and turned the tide of American...

May 27, 2022

Watching television isn't what it used to be. That's a good thing. Instead of staring at the "boob tube" we have a conversation salon based on truly great drama and comedy programs. On Hot Media episode 330, host Bob Mann and his wife Cathy Lundquist talk about what they're watching right now. 

May 13, 2022

There's a big difference between Watergate and Wikileaks. The Supreme Court leak raises questions about journalism shield law protection. Reporters rely on unnamed sources for a variety of reasons. Some states have shield laws to protect journalists but there is no national shield law. Professor and journalism veteran...