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Lawyers will inhibit Lewinsky in her TV interviews

AMERICANS COULD see the long-promised interview with Monica Lewinsky on or before 3 March, if negotiations between ABC Television, Ms Lewinsky's lawyers and theindependent counsel, Kenneth Starr, are successful.

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I am not a prude, Starr tells America

THE RE-INVENTION of Kenneth Starr as a doughty fighter for American justice and a modest lawyer just doing his job took a step forward on Wednesday night with an hour-long interview on ABC television in which he sought to banish his negative image. Deliberately low-key, the man castigated by President Bill Clinton as evil softened his voice, smiled and laughed at the awkward questions and offered to talk about his sex life, if that was what the interviewer, Diane Sawyer, wanted - she didn't.

Starr's words of praise for the President

PRESIDENT Bill Clinton will be the recipient of a surprise Thanksgiving gift this evening: an accolade from the man widely seen as his Enemy Number One, Kenneth Starr. In an interview to be broadcast on ABC television today, the eve of the holiday, Mr Starr is asked for his personal opinion of Mr Clinton as opposed to any legal view he might have, and his answer, as released in advance excerpts by ABC, reads as follows:

When Maureen and Castro are not who they seem

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The Green Room: Where Every Surfer Wants To Be Fear and loathing in cyberspace

PRESIDENT CLINTON calls him "sludge" (according to Monica Lewinsky's evidence in the Starr Report). Penthouse calls him "the most dangerous man on the Internet", and US media journal Brill's Content cites him as a latter-day Tom Paine, a pioneer of the new journalism. Matt Drudge's website continues to upset the establishment, despite a pounds 30 million libel suit being brought against him by White House aide Sidney Blumenthal, accused, by the cybercolumnist, of serial wife-beating. Access the Drudge Report, and you will get the scandals other media are too lawyered-up to report.

ABC pulls plug on Oliver Stone

YOU CAN always count on Oliver Stone for a good conspiracy theory. That is what the executives at ABC television thought, anyway, when they commissioned him to make a documentary special about the downing of TWA Flight 800 - the jet that exploded over Long Island in the middle of the 1996 Olympic Games.

Fury at bias of TV chief

AS AUSTRALIA'S election campaign entered its last two days, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was at the centre of a political storm yesterday. Staff were calling for the resignation of its chairman, Donald McDonald, after he intervened in the campaign by praising John Howard, the Prime Minister.

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An abject lesson in dumbing-down

Britain is getting the American habit of blaming a little square box for all society's ills

IN THE NAME OF GOD

THE DAY has been hot, very hot, and the rubbish skip smells, to say the least, rank. But there is stuff inside it that we need to get. Not the shards of broken light-bulbs, and certainly not the swill of tea dregs and half-eaten takeaways. No, what we want are the neatly tied plastic dustbin-liners that are full, we hope, with paper: bills, letters, direct mailings. So in we get. It is called "dumpster diving".

Cinema today

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Your scoop? Nah. It's ours if we want it

'Ethics' and 'large media organisation' are terms that look less and less comfortable together. Paul McCann profiles a recent conflict involving star foreign reporter Nate Thayer, Pol Pot and America's ABC News

Why Cracker sank over the Atlantic

Tonight British audiences can see `Fitz', the made-for America version of `Cracker'. It was hailed as a triumph for Granada - but the series was pulled mid-run in the US. Rob Brown reveals why.
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