- When news commentary crosses the line
NPR fired Juan Williams on Wednesday night for remarks made on TV. CNN's Rick Sanchez also lost his job last month for comments he also made on talk radio. Midmorning asks if the firings were justified, and if mainstream journalists are bending the rules to be more controversial in other media.9:06 a.m.
Mark Jurkowitz: associate director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Richard Prince: writes the Journal-isms column at the Maynard Institute who follows diversity issues in the media industry.
- Clampdown on concussions
This week the National Football League imposed huge fines and threatened suspension for players who make dangerous helmet to helmet hits. Midmorning explores their concerns about concussion particularly among young athletes who take longer to heal and may aspire to play in the NFL.10:06 a.m.
Mark Lovell: Ph.D., is an internationally recognized sports concussion expert and founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Vernon Williams: M.D., is a neurologist and medical director at the Sports Concussion Institute.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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