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Views of the News Preview: Oprah Winfrey's Interview with Meghan, Prince Harry Captivates Millions

Mar 9, 2021

Was Oprah Winfrey’s conversation with Meghan and Prince Harry the best journalistic interview ever done? While it might seem hyperbolic, some journalism scholars are calling it just that. Hear what our experts think. Also, the trials of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and journalists arrested during Black Lives Matter protests, and Sen. Roy Blunt says he won’t seek re-election.

Mark Landler, New York Times: “’I just didn’t want to be alive anymore’: Meghan says life as royal made her suicidal

Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times: “Harry and Meghan say palace raised ‘concerns’ about skin color of their child

Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone: “Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan dragged the monarchy, made for great TV

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Oprah provide she’s greatest celebrity interviewer of all time. All journalists could learn from her.

Michelle Toe, CNN: “’Self-serving’: UK media tabloids hit back at Meghan and Harry’s interview

Kristen Hare, Poynter: “Comparing UK and US press coverage of Meghan and Harry’s Oprah appearance

Hannah Zaidy, CNN: “One reason Meghan suffered racist UK coverage: The media is not diverse

Sarah Whitten, CNBC: “17.1 million viewers tuned in for Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah

Molly Blackall, The Guardian: “Royal commentators hoaxed into critique of Meghan interview before seeing it

Stitch, Teen Vogue: “Meghan Markle’s critics are using internet troll tactics to perpetuate misogynoir

Mark Sweney, The Guardian: “Piers Morgan to leave Good Morning Britain after Meghan row

Chauvin on trial

David P. Hutchinson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “During trial, free speech, public safety will both be protected

Rubén Rosario, Pioneer Press: “Rosario: Chauvin trial begins this week with jury selection – or, ‘jury rejection’

Alex Perez, Andy Fies & Whitney Lloyd, ABC News: “The legal landscape of the Derek Chauvin trial

Angela Davis, Minnesota Public Radio: “#AskMPRNews: How will MRP News cover the trial of Derek Chauvin?

Tim Arango & Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times: “Derek Chauvin trial may be delayed over court ruling on third-degree murder

Chao Xiong, Star Tribune: “World watches as Chauvin trial begins in George Floyd killing

Journalists on Trial

William Morris, Des Moines Register: “Live updates: Opening statements begin in trial of Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri, arrested while covering a protest

Kirstin McCudden, Freedom of the Press Foundation: “Arrested for covering protests, four journalists are due in court this month

Editorial, Des Moines Register: “It violates a free press to bring to trial a Des Moines Register reporter arrested while covering a protest

Margaret Barthel, DCist: “An independent journalist is suing D.C. Police after he was arrested filming a Black Lives Matter protest

Johs Verges, Twin Cities Pioneer Press: “Judge in lawsuit calls Minneapolis police violence against journalists during George Floyd protests ‘serious and troubling’

Sara Fischer & Ursula Perano, Axios: “Journalists face record levels of persecution globally

Erum Salam, The Guardian: “Case of reporter facing trial over BLM coverage seen as attack on press rights

Elahe Izadi, Washignton Post: “Rare trial of U.S. journalist arrested on the job begins in Iowa

Blunt not seeking re-election

Austin Hugeulet, Springfield News-Leader: “U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he’s not running for re-election, re-shaping 2020 race

Jack Suntrup, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Sen. Roy Blunt says he won’t run next year, potentially clearing way for crowded GOP primary

Jack Suntrup & Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Roy Blunt, at Springfield airport, declines to insert himself into GOP scramble for his seat

Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent: “Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

Jason Rosenbaum, KBIA: “Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt sets off 2022 GOP ‘melee’ by announcing he won’t seek re-election

Editorial Board, Kansas City Star: “Does Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt want to be remembered for defending the GOP or Trump?

Dave Helling, Kansas City Star: “Republicanism changed under Roy Blunt’s feet, leaving him no place to stand

Roger Mudd (1928-2021)

Matt Schudel, Washington Post: “Roger Mudd, probing TV journalist and network anchor, dies at 93