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Alisa Miller Explains Why Americans Are Clueless When it Comes to the News

 - Dec 27, 2011
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Alisa Miller, the CEO of Public Radio International, shares a collection of shocking statistics concerning news coverage in the United States. During her four minute speech, she reveals the inordinately small amount of news stories that cover content and headlines outside the borders of the United States. Alisa Miller attributes America's overwhelming amount of national news stories to the government and its decision to reduce its foreign bureaus in international countries by fifty percent; there are no news network bureaus in Africa, India or South America. Alisa Miller explains how covering celebrity deaths instead of global floods or climate change is cheaper for the American government in comparison to covering global news. Alison Miller's speech, although short, delivers an insightful and powerful message about the media in the United States.