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Pope Francis arrives in the popemobile in Washington D.C. to crowds media and Americans. (Doug Mills/New York Times via AP)
Pope Francis arrives in the popemobile in Washington D.C. to crowds media and Americans. (Doug Mills/New York Times via AP)
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As the pope wraps up his first trip to the U.S., Catholics and non-Catholics alike can finally take a breath from the marathon of pope coverage by the media. Why has the papacy become so popular in the U.S.?

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik discusses media coverage of the papal visit with Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd.

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This segment aired on September 25, 2015.

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