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1998 Stories by Richard Byrne

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  • The Last Picture Show

    published December 30, 1998

    It began some time ago, perhaps a quarter-century ago, as a slow, quiet separation -- a drifting-apart that, fueled by the forces of capitalism... More >>

  • Point-Less

    published December 30, 1998

    It's no secret that the nearly yearlong Lewinsky/Clinton scandal has created a cottage industry for useless media pontification and tomfoolery.... More >>

  • Fast Forward

    published December 23, 1998

    Spending a day behind the scenes in a local TV station's newsroom is a lot like being on a Tilt-a-Whirl going at top speed and driven only by the... More >>

  • News Real

    published December 23, 1998

    MONEY TALKS: Tuesday dawned bright and chilly to the news -- in a copyrighted St. Louis Post-Dispatch story by football writer Jim Thomas -- that... More >>

  • Impeach Pit

    published December 23, 1998

    America isn't taking impeachment that seriously. CBS News barely broke into a football game on Saturday to tell the story. At times, the network... More >>

  • Dan Deal

    published December 16, 1998

    The call letters of KTRS (550 AM) -- taken individually -- might serve as a short history of the station since its inception in early spring of... More >>

  • Roland Alphonso: 1931-1998

    published December 16, 1998

    When a man who helped create a popular genre of music that still bears fruit in different forms dies, one would expect a bigger fanfare. In this... More >>

  • Barr None

    published December 16, 1998

    If an impeachment-crazed Georgia congressman falls in with a group of loopy racists in the middle of ousting the president, does the news make a... More >>

  • News Real

    published December 9, 1998

    MONKEY BUSINESS: When quoted in the RFT last month ("Hot Zone," Nov. 18), Monkey Bar owner Bill Stallings noted that he'd been to New York "twice... More >>

  • Sleeping with the Enemy

    published December 9, 1998

    Tradition dictates that the divide between print journalists and their television counterparts be sizable. It's a gap ringed with the barbed wire... More >>

  • King Nostalgia

    published December 9, 1998

    You've seen the groovy-commercial-of-the-year by now, I'm sure. Two jive cats walk into a Burger King in 1973. They rap with the woman behind the... More >>

  • Going Underground

    published December 9, 1998

    There's a lot of history under St. Louis streets and parks. There's a smelly but necessary present beneath them as well. Both past and... More >>

  • Hightower Power

    published December 2, 1998

    The title of Jim Hightower's book pretty much says it all about the former Texas politician turned populist talk-show host: There's Nothing in the... More >>

  • News Real

    published December 2, 1998

    SLAMMY GLAM: If there's a bigger one-night music-industry event in St. Louis, we'd like to see it. We're talking about the seventh annual... More >>

  • Clean Sweep

    published December 2, 1998

    You can come out of your shelters now, readers. Cut the sirens. The November "sweeps" period has ended. Your local television newscast will begin... More >>

  • Tied Up

    published December 2, 1998

    "Accountant, vessel in which a substance is heated to a high temperature and then transferred, divided, shrunk, or counted." Welcome to the... More >>

  • News Real

    published November 25, 1998

    THE POLITICIANS'LL EAT IT -- THEY EAT ANYTHING: According to a Nov. 18 article in London's Independent, Monsanto hired Bill Clinton's opinion... More >>

  • Frequent Fire

    published November 25, 1998

    For a wee frequency (merely 5,000 watts) on the AM dial that barely reaches out past Interstate 270, little 1380 AM has kicked up more than its... More >>

  • Lethal TV

    published November 25, 1998

    On Tuesday, I watched something more than 99 percent of the St. Louis metro area will never see: a 60 Minutes segment on euthanasia and Dr. Jack... More >>

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