Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of "PBS NewsHour" to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.
The American broadcaster depends on foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals to pay for much of its programming. This private funding undermines the integrity of the "independent" journalism it bankrolls.
Journalist Robert Kaiser has written a case study of the passage of Dodd-Frank, the legislation that kind of sort of took a shot at maybe re-regulating Wall Street (but not really). He tells Judy Woodruff, "It was upsetting to me as a citizen to realize how few members understood the issues they were dealing with."