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Tag: Mike Daisey

August 10, 2012 | 4:34 pm

Video Appears to Offer Peek Inside HP Factory

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You may have wondered from time to time who made the device you are using to read this blog post. Now a video being circulated on the Internet apparently offers an unobstructed view. Nothing much happens in this video. AnteboyanROX, who posted it, explains that he or she found the video on a Hewlett Packard […]

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May 30, 2012 | 9:13 am

Kara Swisher, Mike Daisey Go at it on Twitter

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Remember when monologist Mike Daisey was forced to admit on This American Life that significant parts of his popular show about worker abuses at Apple contractor Foxconn’s Shenzen, China plant were fabricated? Well sensitivities around that issue are running high today, as Daisey took offense at a dig aimed at him by tech journalist Kara […]

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Mike Daisey Pushes Back in Blog Post

March 19, 2012 | 8:32 am

Mike Daisey Pushes Back in Blog Post

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Mike Daisey is pushing back today on the mesmerizing if excruciating 57 minutes of radio that was this weekend’s “This American Life” show. The program, titled “Retraction,” was an investigation and mea culpa regarding falsehoods in Daisey’s monologue about abuses at Apple contractor Foxconn in China, which was broadcast on the show in January. The […]

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March 17, 2012 | 8:55 am

Listen to This American Life’s Mike Daisey Retraction

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In January, the radio show “This American Life” ran an excerpt from monologist Mike Daisey’s show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” but now it’s retracted the segment after Rob Schmitz, a reporter for another radio show, “Marketplace,” discovered that many of Daisey’s claims were false. The show includes a highly emotional interview […]

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Audio: ‘Marketplace’ Correspondent and Ira Glass Confront Mike Daisey on Monologue Discrepancies

March 16, 2012 | 2:24 pm

Audio: ‘Marketplace’ Correspondent and Ira Glass Confront Mike Daisey on Monologue Discrepancies

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Here’s “Marketplace”‘s segment today about the Mike Daisey-Foxconn controversy. The piece is done in conjunction with another radio program, “This American Life,” which said today it’s retracting an excerpt it aired from Daisey’s well-received theatrical monologue about abuses at Foxconn, the giant electronics manufacturer that is an important contractor of Apple’s. Marketplace’s China correspondent, Rob […]

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‘This American Life’ Retracts Mike Daisey’s Story of Visit to Apple Contractor Foxconn; Daisey’s Response

March 16, 2012 | 11:14 am

‘This American Life’ Retracts Mike Daisey’s Story of Visit to Apple Contractor Foxconn; Daisey’s Response

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Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” a one-man show about his trip to Apple contractor Foxconn in China, caused quite a stir and served as another chunk of bad public relations for both companies. The radio show “This American Life” ran an excerpt from the piece in January, but now it […]

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January 17, 2012 | 10:38 am

Video: Jon Stewart Takes on Controversial Apple Supplier Foxconn

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Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart and Co. took on Foxconn, the giant Taiwan-based company that is often cited as the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics, and especially Apple products — it turns out tens of millions of iPhones and iPads annually. The huge Foxconn complex in Shenzen, China, however, has become […]

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Interview: Monologist Mike Daisey Discusses “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

January 24, 2011 | 4:25 pm

Interview: Monologist Mike Daisey Discusses “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

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Mike Daisey bringing his monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs to Berkeley Rep is not quite tantamount to someone producing “Angels in America” at, like, the Crawford, Texas community theater. But an analogy exists in that Daisey’s show delivers a message many in the crowd will simply not want to hear. The […]

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