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Out of focus A peep through the one-way mirror at that great American institution, the focus group, reveals a glittering lineup of cheaters, repeaters and sad sacks who wash their hair with Jell-O.
[04/23/99]




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Alt Millennial-time religion: The L.A. Weekly gets spiritual; Long Island welcomes Amy Fisher; poo falls from the sky in Salt Lake City.
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Web of doom After the Littleton massacre, paranoid media pundits seem blind to the line between the computer screen and reality. That's just what they tell us the killers' problem was.
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Up in smoke As cigarette billboards from coast to coast are replaced by anti-smoking ads, the billboard-liberation movement gathers to celebrate 20 years of ad "improvement" and smoke on the Marlboro Man's grave.
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Alt Decorating for Communists! The Seattle Weekly combines politics and home and garden advice; Baltimore reporters explore the origins of movie trailers.
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Kill your TV On two continents, American firepower knocks television programming off the air -- just in time for National TV-Turnoff Week.
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By Nikki Finke [04/27/99]

.Sermon on the mint Financial planner Suze Orman's bestselling gospel aims to heal your wounded inner Daddy Warbucks. To most of America, she's the voice of money -- and she not only wants to make you rich, she wants you to feel spiritually good about being rich.
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The number crunchers at Pew find the Littleton murders are the third most closely followed news story of the 1990s, just behind the Rodney King verdict and TWA flight 800.

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The classy, chatty host of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" blabs to the world about what he reads and watches.

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.John Hockenberry
The classy, chatty former host of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" -- and current MSNBC host -- dismisses media "self-flagellation," discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act and says the difference between public radio and cable news now is "remarkably unimportant."




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