“Love” Stories: This week, news outlets started publishing stories about a possible “love child” born to Donald Trump almost 30 years ago. While no one has verified that part of the story, the bigger issue is whether the National Enquirer paid to get the story and then spiked it because of the owner's cozy relationship with the president.
Redemption Request: It’s been two months since former On Point host Tom Ashbrook was dismissed by WBUR for creating an “abusive work environment.” This week, he took to the opinion pages of The Boston Globe to offer an apology. But critics aren’t sure Ashbrook really gets it. Adam has more.
Execution Access: There are currently 746 inmates on California’s death row — the most in the nation. While no one has been executed there since 2006, several news outlets — including the Los Angeles Times — are suing the state, seeking access to public viewings of all portions of executions, including the so-called “infusion room” where deadly drugs are mixed.
Rants and Raves: A review of the week in media.
On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Callie Crossley and Adam Reilly of WGBH News, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report.