America The Insular

Feb 17 2012 @ 6:41pm

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Charles Kenny bemoans American unfamiliarity with the rest of the world:

The Tyndall Report notes that for 2011, three international stories were among the top five in terms of network news coverage — Libya, Egypt, and the Japanese quake. But total coverage of international news was still below the level of the early 1990s, and those top three stories (plus the British royal wedding and the Syrian uprising) accounted for half of all foreign coverage on the ABC, NBC, and CBS television networks. That doesn't leave much space for covering a banner year for African growth or progress toward global elimination of polio.

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