Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate your vehicle during the month of April or May and you'll be entered into a $500 Visa gift card drawing!

When Show Business Makes News

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a flailing economy dominate headlines. But when show business makes big news, as in Michael Jackson's death, journalists must decide between hard news and entertainment.

NPR News analyst Ted Koppel talks about what happens when journalism and showbiz intersect.

Listen to the TOTN podcast. Sign up for the newsletter.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit

Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.