Napster: Culture of Free
Napster: Culture of Free
Beyond To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's Lost Novel
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In 1999, a file-sharing program created in a Boston dorm room sent shockwaves across the music industry and served notice that a major cultural shift was underway. Seeing a fundamental threat to its long-profitable business model, the record industry took to the courts to shut down the upstart company. But a generation of consumers had tasted a new way to get what they wanted -- today's music industry, and the musicians themselves, are still grappling with the Culture of Free.
As the literary world awaits publication of Harper Lee’s long lost novel "Go Set a Watchman," Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric takes viewers to Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee’s hometown and the fictional “Maycomb” in her blockbuster hit To Kill a Mockingbird. This latest episode of Viewfinder explores the controversy surrounding the new novel’s publication and looks back at the making of an instant classic about the segregated South.
Yahoo News presents a groundbreaking documentary "Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays." The film is a historical investigation into a dark, and little known, chapter of America's recent past, including new details about J. Edgar Hoover's "sex deviates" program and a blackmail threat that led to the suicide of a U.S. senator - an event that haunted a generation of gays in politics.
**Edward R. Murrow Award Winner** The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic landmark of San Francisco and, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping. Update: In May 2013, Sgt. Briggs met Kevin Berthia, who he saved on the bridge eight years ago, at an event honoring suicide prevention. Read about their reunion <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/years-later-cop-reunites-suicidal-man-saved-golden-171522199.html">here.</a>
(Yahoo editors have selected this video as one of the best of year. The Yahoo Studios original piece was first published in February, 2014). “FA" was just 10 years old when her stepfather starting abusing her. By the time she was 15 and preparing to testify against him, she was suicidal, afraid, and unable to sleep. Then she met “Tombstone,” a lifelong biker and member of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse / http://bacaworld.org/), a group whose sole mission is to empower children who have been victimized. Dressed in leather, the rough looking group stood guard at her house 24 hours until she felt safe. The experience changed the course of her life.