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Thursday, May 15


Robert Capa’s Longest Day

How the famed war photographer covered D-Day.


Tuesday, May 6


Confidentially Yours

A history of the celebrity profile.

Thursday, May 1


How to Lose $100 Million

The undoing of Tina Brown.

Tuesday, April 22


Blow Up the Box

An interview with Barry Diller about Aereo and the past, present and future of TV.

Previously: Vanessa Grigoriadis on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, April 3


The Early David Letterman 1967-1980

“Every Sunday at my house … we watched The Ed Sullivan Show…. Whether we enjoyed it or not. That was my first lesson in show business. I don’t think anybody in the house particularly enjoyed it. We just watched it. Maybe that’s the purpose of television. You just turn it on and watch it whether you want to or not.”


Who's Behind Newsweek?

The secretive group that owns the venerable magazine.

Thursday, March 27


Reston On His Laurels

James Reston’s problematic proximity to the powerful.

Sunday, March 16


The Story Behind the Rob Ford Story

The unmuzzling of Canadian journalism.

Saturday, March 15


Mr. Bad News

A profile of New York Times obituary writer Alden Whitman.

Tuesday, March 11


My Life and Times in Chinese TV

A surprising trip into the propaganda machine.