I never get to listen to On the Media, since my NPR affiliate doesn’t carry it, but I was able to pick it up driving through East Texas yesterday afternoon. This week’s show has a good segment on the email-trail issues in the Gonzalez scandal that touches on issues of government agency email and the questions of long-term record keeping. There’s also an interview with scholar Anna Nelson on the history and legacy of the Presidental Records Act.
This morning’s ATC had one of those trademark NPR “sexy archives” segments, on the cache of flirty correspondence between Marlene Dietrich and Ernest Hemingway stashed at the JFK Library. However, the segment didn’t touch on a slightly more salacious archival allegation involving Ms. Dietrich and the Kennedy family that surfaced when the the diaries of Kenneth Tynan were made public.