A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Guest Host: Melinda Penkava
A new survey shows that except for war coverage, Americans aren’t following international news much more closely than they did before September eleventh. A panel talks about why so many Americans don’t tune in to current events around the world.
- Terence Smith media correspondent and senior producer for the "Newshour" with Jim Lehrer; former national and foreign correspondent and editor with the "New York Times"
- Tom Rosenstiel director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism
- Andrew Kohut director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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