Peter Ben Embarek, of the World Health Organization team, right, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Liang Wannian after a WHO-China Joint Study Press Conference held at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan, China, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.
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Airdate: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Today’s leading news stories focus on the global pandemic and the chaotic security situation in Afghanistan.
Richard Tofel, the President of ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit investigative newsroom, believes that while other world events demand our attention not enough awareness is focused on the heightening worldwide contest between the United States and China.
He likens the situation to the media’s coverage of the Cold War between the US and the then Soviet Union, which he believes can offer a guidepost to how the media covers the current situation. Richard Tofel appears on Smart Talk Tuesday to offer his perspective.