3:35pm ET - One hundred days ago, a white police officer shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions run high as the public waits for the grand jury’s ruling in the Michael Brown case. Local police are arming themselves in case of violent protests, gun sales have reached a record high, and now the KKK has threatened to use lethal force. The KKK has called protestors “terrorists” and urged people to defend themselves, while also claiming to be a kinder, gentler separatist movement. Journalist Caitlin Dickson wrote about the KKK’s contradictory activities for The Daily Beast. She joins us today.
4:35pm ET - Comedy legend Bill Cosby is celebrating thirty years since the groundbreaking Cosby Show debuted on NBC. But, recent sexual assault allegations could damage the popular comedian's legacy. As of this weekend, five women have publicly accused Cosby of drugging and raping them, and several others have come forward with similar claims. These charges have only come into the spotlight now, even though many of these assaults took place decades ago. Yet, few in the media have pressed Bill Cosby to respond to these claims, insulating the star from scrutiny. Journalist Bill Wyman investigated these media silences for the Columbia Journalism Review. He joins us today to help sort through the controversy and celebrity treatment.
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Monday, November 17, 2014
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