I/ The Tabloid Triangle

Our story starts with American Media Inc’s oldest and most notorious title: the National Enquirer. As the industry’s most sensational scandal rag, the Enquirer is often blamed for setting the grim tone of modern celebrity reporting – but how did it become so influential? And, more importantly, how did the Enquirer’s ties to a botched Mafia hit-job in 1950s New York end up causing a tabloid boom in 1970s small-town Florida?

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Black Hole

Just over fifty years ago the sport of golf changed its rules to allow non-white players to take part. But now it’s whiter than the North Pole. Golf in America in 2015 looks like Jordan Spieth, not Tiger Woods. What happened?

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