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Kent Harrington is a writer, the “In the National Interest” columnist at Mediavillage, and a former senior CIA officer and analyst who, among other things, served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, CIA’s director of public affairs, and a chief of station in Asia.” In this episode: Americans are drowning in information but when they go to any of the major broadcast and cable media news outlets—and the rising news services on the web—they’ll be lucky to find serious coverage of international news, much less coverage in depth.  From prime-time cable to profit-making news aggregators, a fig leaf of reporting covers wall-to-wall commentary.  Kent talks with award-winning journalist John Walcott on why it should matter to Americans that, when it comes to news about foreign affairs, the cupboard is bare

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