Controversy at NPR; Documentary ‘May I Be Frank’

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Secretly videotaped in a political sting, NPR’s senior vice-president for fundraising Ron Schiller criticized the tea party and said NPR would be better off without federal funding.  NPR’s President Vivian Schiller disavowed his statements, and then resigned herself.

In this episode, NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard talks about NPR’s latest controversy, and about media ethics and NPR’s commitment to fairness and accuracy in broadcast journalism.

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Three co-workers in a vegan café in San Francisco transformed the life and health of a depressed, overweight man. The story is told in the with documentary May I Be Frank- A film About Sex, Drugs and Transformation.

Director Gregg Marks and Frank Ferrante, who is the subject of the film, are interviewed.

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