BROOKE GLADSTONE: And now for a few of your letters. My interview with newly-appointed New York Times Public Editor Daniel Okrent prompted this from Times reporter Richard Perez-Rena: "You were very much mistaken when you said that a recorded message was all a person could expect when calling to respond to things in the New York Times. People reach me every day by phone and by e-mail to respond to the articles I've written. I also object to the statement that 'with the addition of a public editor there is now someone whose job it is to respond to readers.' There always was someone whose job it was: Me, my fellow reporters, my editors, all of us. And it will remain our job, public editor or no public editor."
BOB GARFIELD: Lou Maire of Seattle was struck by my interview with typeface designer Matthew Carter who said "no" when I asked him if he'd ever flaunted his status of the font Verdana to pick up women in bars. Maire wrote, "I too am a font designer, and I have tried to use my vocation as an opening line with women I meet in bars, telling them of the fonts I've designed. Unfortunately they just look at me and then say 'You're not my type.'"
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Finally, several listeners were quick to correct us about the director of the movie Cider House Rules, mentioned in last week's zombie piece. As Steve Zemke of New York pointed out, it was Lasse Halstrom, not Sam Raimi who directed the film. We're always eager to hear your comments and your corrections. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and don't forget to tell us where you live and how to pronounce your name. [MUSIC]
BOB GARFIELD: Coming up, the seductive power of...C-Span. Also, when it comes to TV, which do you prefer: freedom or fairness?
BROOKE GLADSTONE: This week's show is part of Public Radio's special coverage "Whose Democracy Is It?" This is On the Media, from NPR.