Marketplace PM for November 14, 2005

Episode Description 

What if they sold a newspaper...

...and no one came? Newspaper giant Knight-Ridder says it will explore a possible sale of the company. This raises the question: Will anybody be interested in buying a newspaper group? Bob Moon finds out.

Who is Koch, and how'd they get so big?

The privately-held Koch Industries has bought Georgia-Pacific for a cool $13 billion, making it the country's largest private company in terms of revenue. Janet Babin reports on what it is Koch does, exactly.

Screenwriters, or ad copywriters?

As more people find ways to skip over commercials, product placement in TV shows has become increasingly appealing to advertisers. Today, a coalition of writers and actors denounced the practice. Jeff Tyler reports.

How much choice is too much?

Medicare reaches an important milestone tomorrow, the first day seniors can sign up for the new drug benefit. As Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH, they aren't all thrilled about it.
Posted In: Health

"Reply hazy, try again"

Some people may think that financial prognosticators like central banker Alan Greenspan are wizards. But Wall Street observer and commentator James Grant says the future is, by definition, unpredictable.

Anything you can do, ICANN do better?

This week, other countries will try to convince the US to share governance of the Internet. Paul Twomey, president of the company that coordinates much of the 'Net, explained to Kai Ryssdal what the fuss is about.
Posted In: Canada

Putting the pieces back together in France

The unrest that's swept France seems to be receding. But the riots have left a trail of destruction, human and economic. Stephen Beard reports from Aulnay-sous-bois, one of the worst-hit Paris suburbs.
Posted In: Canada