TERROIR WAR: GOOD NOSE, LOCAL BEETS? MUST BE A 2013 PARIS COLA


In France, Tensions Bubble Up as Sodas Bid to Capture Essence of a Place


(The Wall Street Journal, Page One, July 29, 2013)
(PDF on Page One & jump; link on WSJ.com)





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ALCATEL CHIEF IS OUT AS TURNAROUND STALLS

(The Wall Street Journal, Page One, Feb. 7, 2013) (PDF of Page One & jump; link)

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C'EST WHAT? FRENCH TV IN ENGLISH

Rising Cost of Flashy Programs Means Shows
Have to Cater First to Global Audience

(The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2012) (PDF of original; Link to story on wsj.com)

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FRENCH CELEBRATIONS GIVE WAY TO CHALLENGES AHEAD

(WSJ.com, May 7, 2012) (Video link on WSJ.com)


Last night in Paris's Place de La Bastille, French socialists cheered the election of François Hollande and celebrated Nicolas Sarkozy's defeat. But today, big change may be difficult for the new French president.

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AS VENERABLE SOAP OPERAS DIE OFF, FANS FIGHT FOR ONE MORE LIFE TO LIVE

'All My Children' and More Fall Victim to Cheap Reality Shows; Erica Held Captive

(The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2011) (PDF of original; link)


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TV SMILES KINDLY ON COMEDIES

Networks Order Bumper Sitcom Crop;
'Anemic' Genre Now 'Reheated'?

(The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2011) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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TV PILOTS REACH INTO CRAZIER TERRITORY

Edgar Allan Poe as a Private Investigator?
Hill Street Hocus-Pocus?

(The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2011) (PDF of original; Link to story on wsj.com)

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HULU REWORKS ITS SCRIPT AS DIGITAL CHANGE HITS TV

(The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27, 2011) (PDF of original; link)


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GRIPPING SAGA: ARM-WRESTLING BODIES VIE FOR THE UPPER HAND

Two Groups Hold Rival Championships;
'All Hell Broke Loose'

(The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 11, 2010) (PDF of original; link)

Watch the accompanying video, from the 2010 World Armwrestling Federation Championships in Mesquite, Nev.:

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OPRAH: GIVE ME THE NIGHT

The Queen of Daytime Is Becoming Nocturnal;
A Big Bet for Her Network

(The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2010) (PDF of original; link to full story on wsj.com; outtakes from Oprah interview on WSJ's Speakeasy blog: Oprah Winfrey Talks and Oprah Winfrey Talks, Part Two )

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IPAD STARS IN TV COMEDY

Apple Supplied Tablets for Secret Shoot;
'They Asked Us Not to Tweet About It'

(The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2010) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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LOCAL TV STATIONS FACE A FUZZY FUTURE

(The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 10, 2009)
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WHEN YOUR POLITICAL OPINION ISN'T YOURS ALONE

Broadcasts of Political Debates
That Include Live Audience Feedback
Can Influence What You're Thinking
-- Hecklers Can, Too

(The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 10, 2008) (Link to story on wsj.com) (Listen to interview on this story from WNYC's "On the Media")

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NUCLEAR AMBITIONS: AMATEUR SCIENTISTS GET A REACTION FROM FUSION

Homemade 'Fusors' Glow,
But Don't Produce Power;
Joining the 'Neutron Club'

(The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 18, 2008) (PDF of original; Link to story on wsj.com)


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AS PAPERS CUT, TRIBUNE UPDATES TV NEWS

Stations Add Staff,
as Industry Swoons;
Making a 'Mega Map'

(The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 1, 2008) (PDF of original; Link to story on wsj.com)

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WILL 'BRIGHT GREEN' BRING DISCOVERY THE LONG GREEN?

Eco-Channel Chases Ads,
While Fleeing Backlash;
Consoling the Composter

(The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2008) (PDF of original;Link to story on wsj.com)

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KEEPING LOVE ALIVE

Scientists are probing why some married couples can maintain the spark for years.

(The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 8, 2008) (PDF of original;Link to story on wsj.com)

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CAN'T GET ENOUGH OPRAH? WAIT A FEW YEARS

Winfrey, Discovery to Launch New Network in Her Likeness, But Without Her TV Show

(The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 16, 2008) (PDF of original;Link to story on wsj.com)

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THIS WRITERS' STRIKE FEELS LIKE A RERUN FROM 1988

New Technology Is Still
Big Issue, and Viewers
Could Be Lost Forever

(The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 12, 2007) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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MARCH OF THE INCONVENIENT TRUTHS

Philanthropists Drive Doc Boom;
But Demand May Flag;
'Terrors of the Moment'

(The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2007) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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CHABON'S AMAZING REWRITE ADVENTURES

Crafting a Seven-Figure Novel;
Starting Over in Third Person

(The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2007) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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PLANE HAS SNAKES, NEEDS VIEWERS

Thriller's Debut Will Test
  Online-Fan Marketing

(The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 18, 2006) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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THE HUNK SHORTAGE

To Fill New Dramas, TV Casting Directors
  Tussle Over Hot Guys Who Can Act;
  Taking the Search to Edmonton

(The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 17, 2006) (Link to story on wsj.com)

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RESPEK!

How does Ali G keep conning famous guests?

(Slate Magazine, Sept. 2004) (Link to story on Slate)

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THE ROACH THAT FAILED

The mighty German cockroach once threatened world domination. Where did it go?

(New York Times Magazine, July 2004) (PDF of original; link to story at nytimes.com)

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CRIB NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

Becoming a subway motorman one multiple choice question at a time.

(New York Times, November 2003) (Link to story at nytimes.com)

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THE NEW CANNIBALISM

On foodstuffs that look oddly human.

(The College Hill Independent, March 1997)

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