Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006
Using Rosa Parks and Sept. 11 to Sell Chevy Trucks
A controversial new commercial for Chevy pickup trucks uses historical footage of icons like Rosa Parks and Richard Nixon, alongside images from Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack. Seth Stevenson tries to understand Chevy’s message. Listen to the segment.
High Court Takes Up “Victim Pin” Case
The relatives of a murder victim wore a pin at the trial depicting the image of the victim—now the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the issue of whether the convicted murderer got a fair trial. Dahlia Lithwick talks with Madeleine Brand about the case. Listen to the segment.
North Korea’s Confusing Brand of English
English speakers might be justified for their confusion over the wording of North Korean reports of its alleged underground test of a nuclear device. Andy Bowers explains the roots of the fractured English spoken in North Korea. Listen to the segment.