Americans are drowning in information but when they go to any of the major broadcast and cable media news outlets -- and the rising news services on the web -- they'll be lucky to find serious coverage of international news, much less coverage in depth. From prime-time cable to profit-making news aggregators, a fig leaf of reporting covers wall-to-wall commentary. In his first podcast for us, Kent Harrington talks with award-winning journalist John Walcott on why it should matter to Americans that, when it comes to news about foreign affairs, the cupboard is bare.
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