Iraq and Afghanistan now account for just 3% of the coverage in America’s print and broadcast news. CBS News, for example, has no correspondent currently in Iraq. We look at the cost, the danger and the attention span of American news consumers. Is the third-longest war in American history a non-story? Also, Scott McClellan responds to White House criticism of his memoir, and the brains of monkeys have adopted artificial arms as their own. Will the same technology work for paralyzed people?
Why Is the War in Iraq Fading from View?
From this Episode:
Monkeying Around with Prosthetic Arms
Two monkeys have learned to adopt artificial arms as their own, controlling them only with brain activity. Paralyzed humans can control cursors on computer screens with...
6 min, 48 sec
McClellan Responds to White House Criticism of His Memoir
Former White House Secretary Scott McClellan was on the defensive today, replying to attacks on his new book which claims that the Bush Administration deceived the American...
5 min, 58 sec