Inside Story

Inside Story

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Episode Guide

  • Inside Story - Assignment Africa (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Assignment Africa

    Hodding Carter III examines American news coverage of African issues and questions African leaders.

  • Inside Story - The Jews of Moscow (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    The Jews of Moscow

    The efforts to maintain traditions and cultural roots in a restrictive social and political environment.

  • Inside Story - Cashing in on the News (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Cashing in on the News

    The recent controversy at the Wall Street Journal is used to examine the difficulties of reporters who are privy to advance financial information.

  • Inside Story - The Press & Jesse Jackson (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    The Press & Jesse Jackson

    National press coverage of presidential candidate Jesse Jackson is examined, focusing on coverage of the New Jersey primary on June 5, 1984.

  • Inside Story - What's a Nice Guy Like You Doing on Local TV News? (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    What's a Nice Guy Like You Doing on Local TV News?

    Guests Jerry Dunphy, KABC, Los Angeles; Dave Moore, WCCO, Minneapolis; Ralph Renick, WTVJ, Miami; CBS newsman Charles Kuralt.

  • Inside Story - Fall River Spectacle (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Fall River Spectacle

    Coverage of the recent Massachusetts trial of six men accused of raping a woman in a bar.

  • Inside Story - T.V. Diplomacy (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    T.V. Diplomacy

    President Reagan's trip to China is the focus of a review on the press's role in international diplomacy.

  • Inside Story - The Press Baron Who Would be King (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    The Press Baron Who Would be King

    The early career of Rupert Murdoch is traced up to his holdings in Australia and England in a look at his efforts to take control of major media outlets.

  • Inside Story - Big Name, Fair Game? (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Big Name, Fair Game?

    Journalists' coverage of celebrities and non-celebrities raises the question of invasion of privacy.

  • Inside Story - Nicaragua -- Campaign '84 (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Nicaragua -- Campaign '84

    An update on "A House Divided" returns to Nicaragua to examine what has happened to censorship, the newspaper "La Prensa" and the Chamorro family.

  • Inside Story - TV Gender Gap (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    TV Gender Gap

    A look at the difficulties and problems of age and appearance faced by women in television news.

  • Inside Story - Timerman: Return to Argentina (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Timerman: Return to Argentina

    Hodding Carter visits Argentina to talk to editor-publisher Jacobo Timerman and examine the new press freedom being allowed under the regime elected in 1983.

  • Inside Story - The Curious Predicament of Rita Jensen (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    The Curious Predicament of Rita Jensen

    Rita Jensen, who lived with a member of the "Weathermen," considers the question of journalists putting personal considerations before reporting a story.

  • Inside Story - A Conversation With President Jimmy Carter (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    A Conversation With President Jimmy Carter

    The former president joins host Hodding Carter (former press secretary under Jimmy Carter) for a discussion on the Reagan administration's press policies.

  • Inside Story - Three Mile Island Plus Five: Nuclear Power & the Press (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Three Mile Island Plus Five: Nuclear Power & the Press

    Hodding Carter looks at how the press covers nuclear plants and energy.

  • Inside Story - See How They Run (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    See How They Run

    Reporters and political candidates form an interdependent relationship as they head for the Iowa caucas.

  • Inside Story - Good Copy ... Bad Medicine (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Good Copy ... Bad Medicine

    For those depending on accurate information, standard reports of medical breakthroughs can lead to disappointment.

  • Inside Story - Black Pols/White Press (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Black Pols/White Press

    Black mayors discuss political coverage by white press members, some of whom then respond.

  • Inside Story - The Anchor (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    The Anchor

    The elements that combine to make someone "right" for the job of network news anchor.

  • Inside Story - Superbowl/Superparty (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:


    A behind-the-scenes look at the hoopla surrounding the NFL championship game.

  • Inside Story - Whose News Is It? (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Whose News Is It?

    A look at United States restrictions of press coverage focuses on U.S. military action in Grenada.

  • Inside Story - Nicaragua: A House Divided (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Nicaragua: A House Divided

    Before the revolution, one family -- the Chamorros -- operated the country's one paper; now the family operates three papers with three editorial positions.

  • Inside Story - A Voice From Russia: The World of Vysotsky (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    A Voice From Russia: The World of Vysotsky

    A review of the work of Russian poet/balladeer Vladimir Vysotsky in commemoration of his death.

  • Inside Story - Inside Story (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Inside Story

    In three segments, Hodding Carter examines the increase in libel suits against small newspapers, a news consultant who redesigns newspapers to increase readership, and the newspaper war in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Inside Story - Scandals at the Checkout Counter (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Scandals at the Checkout Counter

    From Globe Communications, free lance writer Jay Gourley, psychic writer Tony Legett, editor Cliff Barr and associate publisher Mike Nevard reveal how they research and develop provocative stories.

  • Inside Story - Reagan and the Press: Is the Magic Still There? (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Reagan and the Press: Is the Magic Still There?

    Hodding Carter questions the continuing good relations between the press and President Reagan; guests Jody Powell, Larry Speakes, Sam Donaldson.

  • Inside Story - Follow the Leaders (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Follow the Leaders

    Hodding Carter explains the organization of news coverage and the technological advances used by reporters.

  • Inside Story - Baptism by Fire (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Baptism by Fire

    The residents of Centralia, Pa., dissatisfied with news coverage of the burning tunnels under their city, have voted to evacuate their homes.

  • Inside Story - Inside Story (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Inside Story

    Hodding Carter considers the effects of the new communication technologies on the commercial networks.

  • Inside Story - Fast Fad News -- USA Today (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Fast Fad News -- USA Today

    A critical look at the new national newspaper "USA Today" focuses on the Gannett group's methods of operation.

  • Inside Story - Inside Story (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Inside Story

    Hodding Carter investigates an Alabama man who tried to incinerate himself and reveals what happened to the television crew who covered the story.