Pre-War Media Coverage

Guest Host:

Terence Smith
Pre-War Media Coverage

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...

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.

Guests

Michael Getler

ombudsman for "The Washington Post"

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."

Bob Drogin

reporter on national security and intelligence issues for the Los Angeles Times, Washington bureau

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