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Guest Host: Terence Smith
Some media critics say the press could have done a better job of sorting out the Bush administration’s claims regarding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Terence Smith, media correspondent for PBS’ "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," leads a discussion about press coverage leading up to the U.S. war on Iraq.
- Bob Drogin reporter on national security and intelligence issues for the Los Angeles Times, Washington bureau
- Susan Moeller director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda and associate professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Author of "Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death."
- Michael Getler ombudsman for "The Washington Post"
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