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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.

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Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

The company has a history of mediocre self-produced programming, but now it's putting more money and talent into its movies and TV shows. It's betting that better shows will lead to more online sales.

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Forest Service Under Fire For New Media Permit Rules

Earlier this month, it announced it would require permits for taking pictures or recording video on Forest Service land. After considerably outcry, the agency now says the rule is being misread.

Morning Edition

For Women In Sports TV, A Seat At The Table

The number of women who report on the NFL is relatively small, especially on TV— but their voices have gotten louder since the Ray Rice story broke.

Morning Edition

Captive Journalists Become Brutal Tool For Terror Campaigns

The kidnapping of journalists in conflict zones by insurgent groups is on the upswing. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Simon, executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

Morning Edition

Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the Web and documentaries.

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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

In the second of a promised "lecture series," freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments "are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria."

Morning Edition

How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.

Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate-watch, if you like).

How Far Should Journalists Go When Probing The Private Lives Of Political Candidates?

September 29, 2014
Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart waves his arms to quiet applause from supporters, during a press conference announcing his withdrawal from the Democratic presidential race in 1987. (Jack Smith/AP)

Presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy to Johnson got a free pass, despite evidence of marital infidelity. But beginning with the Gary Hart scandal, private mores and sexual behavior became part of the regular political conversation.

Farewell to Cartoonist Tony Auth

September 29, 2014
Cartoonist Tony Auth drew editorial cartoons for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He died earlier this month. (WHYY)

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth died earlier this month. A memorial service was held yesterday.

Preaching To The Choir? Beyond The People’s Climate March

September 29, 2014
Christopher Knittel: "True political change doesn’t necessarily happen by marching in front of world leaders and others who already largely agree with you." Pictured: An estimated 400,000 people marched through midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March, a worldwide mobilization calling on world leaders meeting at the UN to commit to urgent action on climate change. (John Minchillo/AP)

True political change doesn’t necessarily happen by marching in front of world leaders and others who already largely agree with you.

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

September 26, 2014
Jonny Miller and Robin Young (Robin Young)

Here & Now’s Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you’ve never heard of: Jonny Miller.

‘Gilligan’s Island’ Celebrates 50 Years

September 26, 2014
The cast of "Gilligan's Island" on stage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium, March 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California. The program celebrates its 50th anniversary. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Fifty years after the show first aired, it remains on the small screen with a cult following.

Week In The News: AG Holder Resigns, UN Tackles Climate, ISIS Advances

September 26, 2014
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, to announce Holder is resigning. (AP)

Syria airstrikes. Obama at the UN. Climate protests. And Derek Jeter says goodbye. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Deborah Feingold Captures Intimate Moments With World’s Most Influential Musicians

September 25, 2014
1980 photograph of Prince by Deborah Feingold. (Courtesy Deborah Feingold)

We know musicians first through their sound, but there are faces behind the music that can tell us just as much about the artist.

Planting Its Flag: Qatar Buys Influence Abroad, Hides Reality At Home

September 25, 2014
Patrick Moynihan: "Over the past two decades, the tiny emirate’s outsized foray into global charity and high-profile acquisitions has masked deplorable domestic policies and questionable regional activities." (Juanedc/flickr)

Over the past two decades, the tiny emirate’s outsized foray into global charity and high-profile acquisitions has masked deplorable domestic policies and questionable regional activities.

The Real Story Of Playwright Tennessee Williams

September 25, 2014
Playwright Tennessee Williams attends a memorial service for poet Dylan Thomas in 1953. (Library of Congress)

Great American playwright Tennessee Williams’ battle for art and sanity – a big new biography brings his story alive.

In The Race For Massachusetts Governor, Victory May Be In The Details

September 24, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley (Stephan Savoia/AP, Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Baker’s camp has dared the other side to engage in debate and to get specific. The electorate will soon find out if the Coakley campaign accepts the challenge.

Does Chess Still Matter?

September 23, 2014
Fabiano Caruana, of Italy, was the winner of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, MO. His seven straight wins in the tournament are virtually unprecedented in the history of the game. (Courtesy US Chess Champs)

A young grandmaster just did the impossible at a top chess tournament. No one paid attention. Does chess still matter?

What Issues Matter To Young Americans?

September 22, 2014
Here & Now's Rachel Rohr is on the road in a VW camper van, talking to young people about issues that matter to them ahead of the midterm elections. Here, the van is making its way from Cleveland to West Virginia. (Rachel Rohr/Here & Now)

Here & Now’s digital and social media producer, Rachel Rohr, is traveling cross-country in a VW camper van, talking to young people ahead of midterm elections.

Embattled NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence

September 19, 2014

Roger Goodell made his first public comments in more than one week about how the League has handled players accused of domestic violence.

Harvard Law’s Alan Dershowitz On Democracy’s Compromises

September 18, 2014
Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. (AP)

When confronting terrorism, “how should a democracy decide when to compromise its ideals in pursuit of victory?”

Live From New York, It’s A New Voice

September 18, 2014
Former Saturday Night Live cast member will be the new announcer of the program. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Saturday Night Live has announced that long-time former cast member Darrell Hammond will rejoin the show as the new voice of the program.

Sports Broadcasters React To Domestic Violence In The NFL

September 16, 2014
A fan wears an altered Ray Rice jersey outside of M&T Bank Stadium before the game between Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Even with multi-million dollar contracts between networks and the NFL, some sportscasters are excoriating the NFL over its response to players accused of domestic violence.

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