Iraq News and Your Evening News

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breathing_the_fire.jpgThe conflict in Iraq is now the third longest war in America's history. For tens of thousands of US soldiers and countless Iraqis it's a matter of life and death. But America's newspapers and broadcasters have now reduced Iraq and Afghanistan to just 3% of the stories they are reporting. Is it too dangerous for Western reporters? Is it too expensive? Conversely, has a decreased level of violence made it a non-story? Has the taxpaying, patriotic American audience lost interest?  Why do the presidential primaries get so much more attention?

Credits

Guests:
Kimberly Dozier - Daily Beast / CNN - @KimberlyDozier, Tom Rosenstiel - Executive Director, American Press Institute - @TomRosenstiel, Sherry Ricchiardi - Senior Contributing Writer, American Journalism Review, Abderrahim Foukara - Managing Editor, Al Jazeera Arabic News

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Katie Cooper