Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
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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