February 25, 1992 |
National Public Radio legal affairs reporter Nina Totenberg on Monday joined other journalists in refusing to reveal news sources to a special counsel empowered by the Senate to investigate leaks about its deliberations. None of the half-dozen reporters and editors who have been asked under subpoena to disclose sources have done so, setting the stage for a confrontation over First Amendment rights if the Senate decides to try to compel testimony by the journalists. The special counsel, Peter E.
August 31, 1992 |
Nina Totenberg, the National Public Radio reporter who broke the story of Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, is joining NBC News as a legal-affairs commentator and analyst. But she will continue working for NPR. When she begins appearing on NBC next Monday, Totenberg will be the third NPR reporter to join one of the major TV networks this summer.
March 17, 1992 |
A special Senate counsel investigating news leaks on Monday subpoenaed telephone records of the two reporters who broke the story last fall of Anita Faye Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. The two reporters and their news organizations, Timothy Phelps of Newsday and Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio, argued that the new order violates the First Amendment rights of a free press and is a politically dangerous abuse of senatorial power.
May 6, 1992 |
A special Senate investigator said Tuesday that he could not determine who secretly told reporters last fall about Anita Faye Hill's sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
February 21, 1992 |
Not much has happened in Washington in the two months since a group of conservative Republican senators--claiming that public television and radio were too liberal--used a procedural ploy to hold up a bill authorizing funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. But locally, a torrent of concern over the action--known in Senate jargon as a "hold"--has been unleashed by Santa Monica public-radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), which has been using the situation as a fund-raising tool.
November 12, 1987 |
Yes, the National Public Radio reporter who blew the whistle on ex-Supreme Court nominee Douglas Ginsburg's pot-smoking took a toke once. "I have never smoked marijuana except for once when I took a puff in my room," said Nina Totenberg, NPR's legal affairs reporter. But, unlike Sens. Albert Gore (D-Tenn.), former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt or any of the rest of the parade of public officials who have confessed to inhaling cannabis in their youth, Totenberg doesn't particularly regret it.