March 03, 2010
THE LAST GREAT NEWSPAPER WAR
NPR, On Point
As Rupert Murdoch approaches 80, the News Corp. chief - owner of The Wall Street Journal, and last of the great, old-fashioned press barons - has one more great goal: to topple The New York Times from the top of the American news business. Topple the Times' values and perspective and power and replace them with his own.
March 01, 2010
SHERMAN SAYS MURDOCH SHOWS 'NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN'
Gabriel Sherman, contributing editor to New York magazine, talks with Bloomberg's Betty Liu about News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch and News Corp's acquisition of Dow Jones & Co.
December 29, 2008
HOLOCAUST MEMOIR EXPOSED AS FAKE
NPR, Talk of the Nation
It's quite a story: A boy and a girl meet through the fence at a Holocaust concentration camp, reunite on Coney Island years later, and marry. Author Herman Rosenblat called his book, Angel At the Fence, a memoir ... but it's mostly lies. Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent for The New Republic, uncovered the fraud.
October 31, 2007
SEARCHING FOR BLACK GOLD IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE
ABC News, Nightline
When I first heard about John Brown, the American born-again Christian looking for oil in Israel, I thought, "well ... he's obviously unhinged." Everyone knows Israel doesn't have oil, right? I mean, Israel celebrates its 60th birthday next year, and if it had any of the black stuff, surely some clever person would have found it by now! So, it was with some skepticism that I approached this story and Brown.