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Guest blogger Brian Horne writes on the OTM blog about 1980's subversive meta-media phenomenon Max Headroom - a character that began as a VJ in the UK, became a spokesperson for Coca-Cola, and eventually the subject of his own, media-centric dystopian sci-fi show.

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This week in On the Media's staff picks - Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Aliens! Oh, and Roland Barthes - http://wny.cc/JNm4Ve

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ProPublica's "Message Machine" is an attempt to track the ways in which campaigns are tailoring email pitches to different groups of voters. ProPublica noticed many variations on the same email from the Obama campaign a few months ago and 'Message Machine' will build on that observation by collecting a lot of those emails from all campaigns to create 'a broad understanding in real time of the new and sophisticated ways modern campaigns are targeting voters.'

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A listener pointed us toward a fascinating story about how numerous publishers were fighting over the copyright to Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the years before American joined the Allies in WWII.

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OTM Producer Jamie York with a great blog post about new data which argues that the U.S. dropped more bombs on one country in a 'secret' war then Allies dropped in all of WWII.

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A new documentary ‘Under African Skies’ is out that revisits Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland. The film reunites Simon with some of the contributing musicians and wades back into the political controversy surrounding the recording of the album, it’s runaway success and the subsequent tour.

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Last week, On the Media did a story about how the figure of 85% of recent college graduates living at home is based on a more or less made up number. But this is not the only statistic about college graduates routinely cited by the media as a sign of the economic apocalypse.

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It's pledge season! Please consider giving money to your favorite weekly media analysis public radio show, whichever one that may be.

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It's pledge week at WNYC, and we're asking our listeners for support. You can support the show by following the link below. A $60 pledge will get you the awesome On the Media ON [CAFFEINE] coffee mug. Thanks for your support and, as always, thanks for listening!

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This week in On the Media's staff picks: Klaus Nomi, Sherlock Holmes, Penny Lane and Rachel Ray.
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