Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Patt Morrison for Thurs 8/27


Thursday, August 27, 2009




1:00 – 1:20




1:20 – 1:40

FCC to get the 411 on Questionable Cell Phone Practices

If the FCC follows through on its promise to investigate the very foundation of the cell phone business model then we all could be seeing some very big changes in how we pay for and receive our cell phone service.  From how calls, texts and emails are billed to the cell phone carrier/manufacturer relationship, FCC hearings that start tomorrow will look into almost every facet of the wireless industry.  Will your iPhone soon be wringing to a different tune?



Kent German, CNET senior editor for cellphones



Chris Guttman-McCabe, vice president of regulatory affairs for CTIA, the International Association for Wireless Telecommunications Industry




1:40 – 2:00

NFL vs. Twitter: First Down and Ten

The NFL is tackling Twitter, Facebook, and instant videos, teams have already tried banning them, and it’s only pre-season. What limits should be set and how can the NFL realistically maintain this kind of control of their players and fans?






2:00 – 2:30

Needless Deaths in New Orleans?

In the cover article for this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, investigative reporter Sheri Fink takes a disturbing look the possibility of medical misconduct at New Orleans’s Memorial Medical Center in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Medical practitioners, some of who have never spoken out before, told her about the use of potentially lethal doses of pain killers and sedatives on patients at the hospital as they waited to be evacuated. Fink shares a preview of her exhaustive research and findings.



Sheri Fink, reporter for The New York Times.  "The Deadly Choices at Memorial Hospital" is the cover story for The New York Times Magazine this Sunday.




2:30 – 3:00






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