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Friday Media Roundtable: Chavez's Legacy and The Medicare Squeeze
On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about coverage of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. His legacy is revered by his friends and scorned by his enemies. How should the media cover his legacy? We’ll also talk about the media’s role in shaping the debate about social security and Medicare. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Kevin Hall, Columbia Journalism Review Trudy Lieberman and the New Yorker’s Jon Anderson. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Trudy Lieberman, a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health, and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review
Kevin Hall, the national economics reporter for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.
Jon Lee Anderson, an staff writer for The New Yorker. He travelled to Venezuela regularly during chavez's presidency and interviewed him several times. He is the author of several books, including a biography of Che Guevara.
The New Yorker: Postscript: Hugo Chávez, 1954-2013
The New Yorker: Slumlord: What has Hugo Chávez wrought in Venezuela?
McClatchy: February was a breakout month for jobs
New York Times: The War On Entitlements