WATCH: Taking A Knee; Storm Brewing; Megyn's Makeover; Rants & Raves

September 29, 2017

Taking A Knee: Coverage of the anthem protest has largely been favorable, but it appears most NFL fans are apathetic about players kneeling during the anthem. Is there a disconnect between the media and the league’s paying customers?

Storm Brewing: All that coverage of the NFL protests has led to criticism that the media has not done enough to cover the devastation in Puerto Rico afterHurricane Maria. Some have questioned why the island hasn’t received the wall-to-wall storm coverage given to Houston and South Florida.

Megyn’s Makeover: Call it the Megyn Kelly NBC makeover. Whether it’s a weekly evening news magazine show or this week’s debut of “Megyn Kelly TODAY,” it seems her new home network is trying hard to remake the feisty former Fox News host’s image. But is it working?

Rants and Raves: A review of the week in media.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney is joined by Josh Benton of the Nieman Journalism Lab, Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.


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