Gwen Ifill talks to Independent Television News correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, who reports from the ground in Eastern Ukraine on the special operation launched by military forces against pro-Russian separatists. They also discuss how Russian and Ukrainian media may be helping fuel the confrontation. Continue reading
China Central Television has opened a new broadcast bureau in Washington, D.C., and is now producing news programs in English for an American audience. Leaders at CCTV America say they uphold traditional journalistic values, but critics say the programs may look like news, but they really are propaganda. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
In 1942, a Nazi crew arrived in Warsaw, Poland to begin filming in the Jewish ghetto, just months before its razing and the deportation of its terrorized inhabitants. In her new movie, “A Film Unfinished,” Israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski attempts to put together a fuller understanding of the film’s purpose and production.
A U.S. government-funded Arab language television network, Al Hurra, has been the focus of recent criticism over both its lack of viewership and content choices. Two experts discuss how the network has fared and its ties to U.S. diplomacy efforts in the Middle East. Continue reading
Following the cessation of rescue and recovery efforts, quake-struck Sichuan province begins the arduous task of rebuilding. Margaret Warner reports from China on the quake’s aftermath and Beijing’s preparations for the Olympics. Continue reading
The Pentagon may influence the analysis of some retired military personnel who appear on television news programs, the New York Times recently reported. Media insiders discuss the details of this murky world of defense companies, the current administration and the war in Iraq. Continue reading
Widely condemned for his role in the largest corporate bankruptcy in history, Enron founder Kenneth Lay, who died Wednesday at the age of 64, leaves behind many unanswered questions. Two experts discuss the unaswered questions of Lay’s life and the Enron trial. Continue reading