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The 1976 film, "All the President's Men," glamorized investigative journalism. The movie won four Academy Awards, was nominated for Best Picture and inspired a generation of investigative journalists. This year another film, "Spotlight," tells the story of an investigative team at The Boston Globe , who uncovered the Catholic Church's pattern of protecting priests accused of child sexual abuse. Will it spark the same inspiration in an industry facing financial struggles, that is growing...

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months. Jon Stewart says he’s leaving The Daily Show.

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Nationally syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. says extremist Islam is afraid of little girls. More specifically, he writes, they're afraid of the women they will become. The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary talks with Host Ben Kieffer about some of his recent writings, including his latest novel, Freeman and why opinion writing is still important. Then, Kieffer talks with Iowa opinion writers. Rekha Basu of the Des Moines Register tells him about an ongoing series examining the...