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Why Does WETA’s July 4 Fireworks Program Include Two Minstrel-Show Songs?

To Andrea Graham, the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America has no place soundtracking the Fourth of July. “They lost,” she says. “We don’t play Japan’s patriotic song.”
For years, the Potomac, Md., resident had been griping about WETA’s annual DC Fireworks Extravaganza show. Every July 4, the public television station follows its broadcast [...]

Q&A with Stop the Presses Director Manny Mendoza

Airing on WETA tonight is Stop the Presses, Manny Mendoza and Mark Birnbaum's documentary on the sinking ship that is the newspaper industry. At once informative, gripping, entertaining, and depressing, the film includes commentary from a variety of journalism giants, including Ben Bradlee, Dave Barry, and David Carr, current New York Times media columnist and [...]