Friday, July 17, 2009

Your Call 071709 Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable -- the day we speak with reporters about coverage of the week's news. This week, the Senate questioned Judge Sotomayor, Al Jazeera was banned from the West Bank, a humanitarian convoy made it into Gaza, and according to reports, former VP Dick Cheney held information about a secret assassination program from Congress. We'll be joined by Kevin Baker from Harper's, Sherine Tadros of Al Jazeera English and Jeremy Scahill, independent journalist and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Send us an email at or join us live at 11 a.m. Where did you see the best reporting this week and where did the media fall short? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Kevin Baker in New York City
Writes the "In the News" column for American Heritage magazine. His writing has appeared in many national publications and his essay "Barack Hoover Obama: The Best and Brightest Blow it again" appears in this month's Harper's Magazine.

Sherine Tadros in Gaza
Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English. During the Israel-Gaza conflict, she was one of the only reporters to stay in Gaza during the Israeli siege last winter.

Jeremy Scahill in New York
Independent reporter and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He is currently a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is a frequent contributor to Democracy Now and The Nation. You can find his reporting and writing at

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