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Midmorning: Media bloodlust and Ken Turan on movies

Posted at 7:19 AM on June 22, 2007 by Bill Wareham

At 9 a.m., Midmorning takes a closer look at groupthink and hunting pack behavior among today's mainstream media. Kerri Miller's guests are Craig Wolff, a professor in the journalism school at NYU and part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. He is the author of My Heart Will Cross This Ocean written with the mother of Amadou Diallo; and Mike Ludlum, professor and director of undergraduate studies in journalism at NYU, who spent 21 years at CBS and ABC, working extensively in radio and television.

At 10 a.m., movie reviewer Ken Turan says some of the more interesting movies out this year are not typical summer film fare. He talks with Kerri about A Mighty Heart and Once, among other recommended movies. Turan is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and contributes film commentary on Morning Edition.