BOB GARFIELD: And now for some of your letters. Patricia Kimble from Pine Island, Minnesota wrote to say "Thank you for the story on the Unseen Anti-War Message. No one else seems to be reporting on it which in itself is unnerving." And Judy Livingston added, "I think yanking this ad at the last minute like that makes a very scary statement: that support for this war is more important than support for freedom of speech."
BROOKE GLADSTONE:Rick Skoog, a songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee was not as pleased with us. He wrote in with this counterpoint to our story about the illegal art show. Rick wrote, "I want to remind you that these people are using other people's property to make money. Let's say you own a house on a busy street. It's the same thing if I were to come up and start selling stuff using your property. People really have to take intellectual property seriously."
BOB GARFIELD:We had a lot of positive feedback on our interview with MSNBC talk show host Dan Abrams about his coverage of the disappearance of Laci Peterson. Scott Sterling from Los Angeles wrote, "Abrams is an embarrassment to his network and a blight upon the airwaves. Maybe after your interview he won't sleep so self-satisfied. Only problem is, he's so intellectually-challenged, he probably thought the interview went pretty well."
BROOKE GLADSTONE:On our piece about the sports media and gay athletes, Tom Dale Keever had this to say: "I never could understand what problem jocks had with gays in the locker room. I come from an athletic family, but I spent years working as an actor sharing dressing rooms with gays. I never heard of anyone having a problem. I look forward to the day when the sports world grows up too."
BOB GARFIELD:And finally, here's a tip for listeners on the lookout for the Wilhelm -- that bloodcurdling scream sound effect that's been slipped into movies by sound editors for half a century, most recently in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. (Careful listeners may note that we even snuck it into our sitcom about public radio called "Pledge This!") If you want to hear the Wilhelm for yourself, just go to the web site created by Steve Lee called Hollywood Lost and Found dot net.
BROOKE GLADSTONE:And keep the letters coming. Write to us at onthemedia.org and don't forget to tell us where you live and how to pronounce your name. [MUSIC]
BROOKE GLADSTONE:Coming up, al-Jazeera confronts some competition; Indonesia wrestles with media regulation; and community radio brings power to the people in India.