End your Friday (or begin it) with this story from NET Nebraska about  the luxury that’s recession-proof: beer. In this instance — American craft beer sales.
(And of course, we can’t let this go by without linking to our classic post full of infographics about the economics of beer around the world)
Happy Weekend!

End your Friday (or begin it) with this story from NET Nebraska about the luxury that’s recession-proof: beer. In this instance — American craft beer sales.

(And of course, we can’t let this go by without linking to our classic post full of infographics about the economics of beer around the world)

Happy Weekend!

Join us live at 8 p.m. ET for a special NewsHour: “America Remembers 9/11” on television, or streaming live online. 
(Will include President Obama’s speech at the Kennedy Center at around 8 p.m. ET)

(PHOTO: POOL/Justin Lane/EPA A New York City police officer salutes at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during the singing of the National Anthem during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center September 11, 2011, in New York.)

Join us live at 8 p.m. ET for a special NewsHour: “America Remembers 9/11” on television, or streaming live online. 

(Will include President Obama’s speech at the Kennedy Center at around 8 p.m. ET)

(PHOTO: POOL/Justin Lane/EPA A New York City police officer salutes at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during the singing of the National Anthem during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center September 11, 2011, in New York.)

An afternoon distraction from our friends at KPCC

-TG

kpcc:

Fun fact: Craig Curtis, our program director, who you hear in the beginning, was the only person to narrate his whole bike ride.

"I always wanted to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer and this was as close as I could come."

On the Media host Brooke Gladstone on her new comic book about media and our society, “The Influencing Machine.

Thanks Mark and Fresh Air- Followers-go forth and follow these excellent public media outlets on Tumblr! 

Also-keep letting us know tips to make ours better for you. (As you can tell, we’re still using it for some blog posts that would usually go on our site-thanks for checking them out!)

-TG

markcoatney:

NPR Fresh Air’s excellent Tumblr blog reminded us today of the amazing number of public media outlets who now are on Tumblr:

Saving: Brought To You By the Letter ‘S’

By Paul Solman

How to get us to save, the importance of self-control. Weighty issues deserving of discussion in the light of last Friday’s visit to Sesame Street. But what America wants to know, I’m guessing: What’s it like to interview Grover? (Not the tax-axing Norquist, of course, but the non-political blue blur of fur whose first name alone suffices, in the manner of Madonna, Bono, or Snuffleupagus.)

First fact: The interviewer must position himself above the duo that compromise the schtick figure, since Grover is animated from below and must be shot solo, lest the illusion of independence be shattered.

Second: Camera crews are obliged to hook up the video feed to a TV set, so that Gover’s lower half can watch the shooting as it happens, and reposition himself off-screen should and error occur. We had to reshoot one sequence when the brains of the operation bobbed up briefly into view.

Third: The master beneath the Muppet, Eric Jacobson, is only the second Grover in the 42-year history of the Street. The first: the legendary Frank Oz.

Fourth: No surprise, but Jacobson is one quick study, adapting quickly to questions that were in no way pre-arranged. Indeed, when we sprang the marshmellow test on the plucky pair, we knew that the sugar puffs were hardly PBS children’s fare. But the Blue Boy and his chaperone remained in character, and were graciously accommodating.
 
Fifth: Though I’ve watched Grover on TV for decades, he proved no more intimidating in person than any other famous interviewee, and in fact, seemed surprisingly unaffected by his celebrity.

Finally, sixth: He’s a regular Dorian Grey, that Grover. Now 42 years old, it’s simply amazing how little he’s aged. Or slowed down.

Video produced by Elizabeth Shell.

Note: For more on the Sesame Street savings program “For Me, For You, For Later,” click here: http://bit.ly/iwJDkp

The Key To a Successful Life?

If you were one of the 1000+ babies born at the Queen Mary Maternity Hospital in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1972-73, chances are you don’t have any secrets.

 Those babies (now pushing 40) have grown up as the most scientifically studied group of people in the world. Starting at age 3, and every couple of years since, they’ve had every aspect of their physical and mental health examined and reported on in over 1100 publications. The latest paper to make a splash was on self-control. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the Dunedin study subjects with the lowest self-control as children have the worst health as adults. But what intrigued us was the finding that self-control was also linked to financial health…which is why we went to Duke University last week to interview the study’s associate director, Terri Moffitt, for our story about money tips for tots.  

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

Here’s what was left on the cutting room floor:
 

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If we were a newspaper and someone threw a small bomb through the window, crippling our printing press and shutting down operations until we could get a replacement, we’d call the police. But what’s the equivalent of 911 when a cyber attack happens? Who will reimburse us for lost man and woman hours and reports that didn’t get published when actual news was breaking? And will it undermine the trust our viewers and readers place in us? How to place a value on that?

This breach wasn’t done to steal national secrets or money from us, but to express anger over the work of the free press. That work will go on. At Frontline and at the NewsHour, everyone is focused on getting on with their jobs covering the news, the most important developments in the nation and in the world. But we do so feeling violated by a stranger. I guess that makes us wiser, determined to work harder to protect the work we do. And I hope it doesn’t make us, or any other news organization, more cautious.

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— Judy Woodruff writes about this week’s hacking attacks on PBS websites and overcoming efforts to silence a free press.

Tuesday May 25’s edition of Frontline told the compelling story of Bradley Manning and Internet activist Julian Assange- exploring everything from Bradley Manning’s Facebook page to an exclusive interview with his father.
Join in a live chat about the “Wikisecrets” investigation at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, watch an interview Hari Sreenivasan did with Martin Smith about the experience investigating  or just watch the full program here. 

Tuesday May 25’s edition of Frontline told the compelling story of Bradley Manning and Internet activist Julian Assange- exploring everything from Bradley Manning’s Facebook page to an exclusive interview with his father.

Join in a live chat about the “Wikisecrets” investigation at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, watch an interview Hari Sreenivasan did with Martin Smith about the experience investigating  or just watch the full program here.