This week on CounterSpin: PBS says no to Koch. Not the soft drink, but a documentary called Citizen Koch, about the billionaire right-wing political donors. We’ll speak with Tia Lessin, the film’s co-director, about what happened.
Also on CounterSpin today, actress Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had a preventive double mastectomy brought breast cancer into the spotlight. The thing about media spotlights, though, is they don’t always shed the most useful light. Is the press drawing the sort of lessons from the Jolie story that really will improve women’s health choices? We’ll talk with Karuna Jaggar from the group Breast Cancer Action about that.