Has the mainstream media in the US replaced serious coverage with "junk news" and tabloidism?

Especially in foreign affairs, are Americans less informed than ever? Who is shaping their perceptions of the rest of the world?

And who is policing US foreign policy?

On Thursday, Riz speaks with Amy Goodman, a renowned independent journalist and host of the daily news and talk show Democracy Now!, and Professor John Maxwell Hamilton, the author of Journalism's Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Thursday, January 14, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera