Sep 3, 2002

Mary Lou [Retton]'s Flip-Flop Shop has premiered on public TV with a serious attempt to help kids deal with emotions and "an overriding, self-conscious zaniness," writes Lynne Heffley in the Los Angeles Times.
Barney & Friends "shrewdly combines elements of current reality hits Big Brother and The Real World, says Kansas City Star critic Aaron Barnhart.
The First Amendment gives the press too much freedom, according to 42 percent of Americans polled, according to American Journalism Review. The percentage down on the First Amendment has doubled in two years.
Jim Lehrer says he'll stay on the NewsHour until he loses his kick for daily journalism--or starts drooling on the air--during an interview on CNN's Reliable Sources.