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Digital Age

Hosted by Jim Zirin (partner, Sidley Austin LLP and contributor to Forbes, The Times of London, and the LA Times), the show covers politics, media and terrorism in the Digital Age. Founded by communications and First Amendment lawyer (and former Vice Chair of the New York Times), James Goodale, Digital Age is now in its 15th year. The show airs Sundays at 5pm on NYC life.


October 14, 2012- Will the Debates Salvage Romney’s Campaign?  
Obama lost the first debate with lack of energy and focus. Biden made up some of the lost ground for the Democrats with his aggressiveness and command of foreign policy. The President still has a narrow edge as the race tightens. But can Romney still win despite missteps in his campaign? Top Democratic pollster Doug Schoen analyzes the trends, calls the election and tells Jim Zirin he sees no clear Romney path to victory.
Duration - 28:30
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October 7, 2012- How Can We Protect Our Mid-East Diplomats??  
When Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in our consulate in Benghazi Libya on September 11, people wondered whether it was an Al Qaeda hit or the lawless action of an enraged mob. Some in Congress called for an end to foreign aid for Libya and Egypt. Former Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner surveys the Middle East and tells Jim Zirin why we are there to stay.
Duration - 28:30
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September 30, 2012- How Do You Define American Art?  
Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters ever, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis is a man with a mission. Using the social media, he has become an advocate for all art forms, which he seeks to integrate into a unified American culture. He tells Jim Zirin that once you turn freedom loose, there is no telling where it will go.
Duration - 28:30
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September 21, 2012- Will the Digital Age Repace the Cretacious Age?  
Once only a museum of dinosaurs and rocks, the American Museum of Natural History has evolved into a world class teaching and research institution. Its President Ellen Futter tells Jim Zirin of an evolution that would make its fouders gape in wonder.
Duration - 28:30
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September 14, 2012- Has China Silenced Its Internet Dissidents?  
China has almost 500 million citizens using the Net, almost twice the number of the United States. Yet, many sites and keywords are blocked or filtered by the government. Council on Foreign Relations China hand Elizabeth Economy has just returned from Beijing where she saw a more humbled China and tells Jim Zirin whether its microbloggers can survive the censor.
Duration - 28:30
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August 24, 2012 - Is Truth Stranger than Fiction in the DSK Case?  
Formerly a top prosecutor, now a bestselling mystery novelist, Linda Fairstein headed the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. She analyzes the DSK case from perp walk to dismissal, gives Jim Zirin her take on what really happened, and gives a sneak preview of her next book.
Duration - 28:30
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August 17, 2012 -Will Restoration Foreign Policy Become the New Containment?? 
The Council on Foreign Relations President elaborates a new foreign policy doctrine he has devised for the 21st Century called "Restoration." He explains how Restoration informs our decision whether to strike Iran, give aid to the Syrian opposition; and, above all, rebuild fiscal and economic stability at home.
Duration - 28:30
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June 10, 2012 - Will Sportswriters Survive the Bloggers Over Time?
In Frank Deford’s latest book, “Over Time My Life as a Sportswriter,” he provides a fascinating memoir of a spectacular half-century career before the bloggers took over. Deford discovered Bill Bradley and Bobby Orr, befriended Arthur Ashe, covered Billie Jean King, and interviewed superstars who made sports history. The iconic sportswriter with not too little nostalgia recalls for Jim Zirin a tumultuous era.
Duration - 28:30
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May 6, 2012 - Is WikiLeaks the Pentagon Papers Case Gone Digital??
In June 1971, the Supreme Court overruled government claims of national security and held that the New York Times and the Washington Post had the right under the First Amendment to publish classified Defense Department documents leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. Today, there are cries for the prosecution of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, who published leaked State Department cables on the Internet. Hear former New York Times Vice Chair Jim Goodale tell Jim Zirin that WikiLeaks makes Pentagon Papers more relevant than ever.
Duration - 28:30
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April 29, 2012 - Can the Digital Age Recreate the Cretaceous Age?
The American Museum of Natural History, long the home of dinosaurs, pterodactyls, stuffed animals and other defunct species, has become a world class research and teaching institution energized by an arsenal of digital technology. Hear AMNH President Ellen Futter tell Jim Zirin about the Museum’s extraordinary evolution.
Duration - 28:30
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