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  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician and talk show host, launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Look carefully and his campaign materials might look oddly reminiscent to something you’ve seen before. Also, court documents bring statements from CNN’s Chris Cuomo into question, could the owners of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch find themselves in a hostile takeover and a Missouri man is released from prison after 43 years, thanks in part to the work of some Kansas City journalists. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News
  • Journalist Danny Fenester is back in the U.S. just days after a judge in Myanmar sentenced him to 11 years in prison. What led to his release, and what’s the situation like for other journalists in that country? Also, why Pope Francis is thanking journalists, localizing a global climate change summit and Taylor Swift’s grab for what is hers. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers lied to fans and the public about his COVID-19 immunization status, a fact we know now that he’s contracted the virus. What effect are his actions having on the spread of disinformation? Also, why Kansas legislative staffers altered a recording of a state senate hearing, and how Georgia journalism students helped save a regional newspaper. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • A few days after Gov. Mike Parson accused a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter of hacking a state website, hundreds of Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations fell victim to a ransomware attack. One of these was a cyberattack, one was reporting. We’ll distinguish between the two. And, is the other shoe about to drop on Facebook? We’ll talk about how the company’s communications team is responding to another set of leaked documents. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Is it cancel culture or accountability? In the same week Jon Gruder steps down as the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special is called out for transphobic jokes, and Rolling Stone publishes a profile of Eric Clapton detailing racist rants and support of for anti-vaccine, anti-science groups. Also, the Nobel Peace Prize goes to two journalists fighting for free expression and a Reuters investigation shows AT&T is a major funder of far right-wing One America News Network. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Monique Luisi and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • A former Facebook employee leaked documents she says proves the company hid research showing teenagers felt worse after using its products and that it intentionally set algorithms to hook users by prioritizing hateful content. Will her testimony before a Senate committee spark regulation? Also, Ozy Media’s “Lazarus moment” and Pat Robertson’s retirement from ‘The 700 Club’ and Christian Broadcasting Network. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • More than 20 years after the first stories about R. Kelly’s sexual activities with teenage girls, a federal jury in New York convicted him of sex trafficking and racketeering. This week on Views of the News, a look back on two decades of investigative reporting in that case. Also, the harm created by the over-coverage of missing white women, and when live t.v. doesn’t go as planned. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
  • Rep. Chuck Basye has called for the resignation of the Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Brian Yearwood over an assignment given to history students at Hickman High School. Is academic freedom at stake? Should this political power play rise to the level of front page news? Also, why young people are more skeptical of the news media and what producers of the HBO documentary ‘The Jinx’ have to say about the guilty verdict returned against Robert Durst. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Tucker Carlson voluntarily admits he somtimes lies on air during a podcast. I ask our panelists for their take on his gaffe, if it was indeed one. Also, what happens when journalists run for office, and how did a one-source story about ivermectin wind up on the evening news in Oklahoma City? From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Covering Hurricane Ida: who did it well, who made some missteps, and how reporters – again – became the story. Also, Lester Holt’s exclusive interview with Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, why the Kansas City Star is suing Overland Park, Kan., and remembering Ed Asner From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.