Second site The web of influence

A COUPLE of weeks into the Nato bombing campaign, President Clinton made a speech at an American airbase, affirming that the cause was just and that the allies would prevail. Standard procedure for television news channels such as Sky News, BBC News 24 and CNN is to broadcast such speeches live, so viewers are often presented with the same programme on several channels. On this occasion, however, CNN did something different from its competitors. At intervals, it switched from a full-screen image of the President to a screen containing two windows, of equal sizes. In one, Clinton continued his address, a warplane behind him. The other showed a live feed from a camera placed at a Macedonian frontier crossing.

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The writer and broadcaster Sarah Dunant has presented programmes on radio and television, including The Late Show. She is the author of six crime thrillers: the latest is Mapping the Edge. She currently lives with her daughters, Zoe, 11, and Georgia, 8, in north London, but used to spend long periods of time abroad, away from them

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OUT TO play on the Solent yesterday was Peter Harrison, chairman and owner of Chernikeeff, Britain's biggest privately owned supplier of computer network interaction services, who was dicing with the world's number two match racer, Chris Law.

Debacle as CNN cancels Gore show

THE 24-HOUR cable news network, CNN, was forced into an embarrassing climbdown on Thursday night over an invitation to the US Vice-President, Al Gore, to stand in for the talkshow host Larry King. The network withdrew the invitation at the last minute, following objections from senior Republicans and some members of its own staff. Mr King, complete with his trademark braces, was hauled from a black-tie dinner in New York to present the show only an hour before it went on the air.

Media: Star reporter leaves war zone

WHERE WAS CNN's million-dollar reporter and war-zone supernova Christiane Amanpour when the bombs dropped on Belgrade at the weekend? In Brussels.

Turner 'aims to rule US'

IF TED TURNER, the founder of the CNN network and nemesis of Rupert Murdoch, had been in the White House at the weekend in place of Bill Clinton, what would he have done about Iraq? A bombing campaign would have been terrific for ratings. But he and wife, Jane Fonda, love peace and hate violence.

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Media: Is it time to call off the dogs?

The Independent Television Commission is under fire from a host of critics and vested interests. But, argues its chief executive, as the digital revolution sweeps the industry it must stand up for the interests of consumers.

Clinton In Crisis: Have you heard about the cigar?

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Albright flies back from Rome to deal with crisis

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, the US Secretary of State, who flew back to Washington urgently yesterday to address the crisis in the aftermath of the Africa bombings, had been in Rome on what was described as a "personal visit".

Inquiry to seek truth of nerve gas claim

THE MANAGING editor of Time magazine, Walter Isaacson, has ordered an internal investigation into the truth of allegations that US troops used Sarin nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam war.

US military 'used nerve gas'

THE United States used deadly nerve gas in top secret operations during the Vietnam War, CNN and Time magazine reported yesterday.

6,000 expelled for taking guns to school

The raw figures are terrifying enough. More than 6,000 American children were expelled last year for bringing guns or explosives to school, and 10 per cent of schools reported serious violent crimes. In Britain in 1995, 19 children under 19 died as a result of gunshot wounds. In Canada, it was 153; in Japan, none. In the US , the figure was 5,285.

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Clinton accused: Internet blamed for media's feeding frenzy

As the Clinton scandal has unfolded, the mainstream US media have come under fire for every journalistic crime in the book. They have hit back by blaming the influence of the new media - especially the Internet. Mary Dejevsky considers the charges.
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