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Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen's TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.

Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen's TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.

October 3rd, 2013
05:51 PM ET

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By Sara Fischer, CNN

YouTube Plans a Music Awards Show Live From New York

The first-ever live-streamed music award show is coming to your computer this November. YouTube will be live-streaming the show featuring household names such as Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem, as well as up and coming artists who have risen to fame via online videos. The winners of the awards from the show will be selected by a popular vote by YouTube globally.

Elizabeth Smart to Reveal Story of Captivity to Meredith Viera

NBC's Meredith Viera has landed a one hour exclusive interview with Elizabeth Smart this Friday night at 10 ET. Despite her year-long contract with ABC, Smart has not spoken about the incident. NBC says that the interview will air twice on Friday, as well as the following Monday, and that it will not be part of a larger series. Smart was held in captivity for nine months after she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Al Jazeera America bans newsroom f-bombs

In a move that's sure to have news producers across the world writhing with laughter, the Middle Eastern network has declared that using the "f-word" is no longer appropriate language for employees. But as any producer will tell you - under the crush of breaking news, curse words bounce off the control room walls faster than an Olympic ping pong match. Good luck to our AJAM friends - and let us know how it goes.