Dec 15 2006

Sarah Anderson on Augusto Pinochet, Rafael Olmeda on NBC-Telemundo


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This week on CounterSpin: The death of a dictator. Chile’s Augusto Pinochet died this week at the age of 91, eluding the human rights lawyers and activists who demanded Pinochet be held responsible for his brutal rule. How did the U.S. press remember Pinochet’s legacy? We’ll ask Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Also on CounterSpin today, the U.S. Latino population is growing but the number of local Spanish language television newscasts will soon be shrinking. NBC Universal has announced that Telemundo, the Spanish-language network it bought in 2001, will replace local newscasts at several stations with news piped in from somewhere else. We’ll talk about what it means to lose local news with Rafael Olmeda, the president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies

National Association of Hispanic Journalists