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Republican presidential candidates from left: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Carson stand on stage during a CBS News GOP Debate February 13, 2016 at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Republican presidential candidates from left: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Carson stand on stage during a CBS News GOP Debate February 13, 2016 at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Within an election culture that rewards news channels with high ratings for broadcasting town halls and debates, the line between what's for the public good and what's for private gain can get blurry.

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about why usage rights matter, as well as the most recent episode of Donald Trump's roller coaster relationship with the media.

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This segment aired on February 24, 2016.

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