Episode description: Newspapers, radio, TV, and the Internet now present consumers with more health-related information than ever before. But how accurateand usefulis this information for people seeking a healthier lifestyle? Jack Ford of NBC's Weekend Today Show moderates a panel discussion on the behind-the-scenes relationships and pressures among journalists, doctors, and medical researchers and the factors that influence health reporting to a surprising and perhaps unhealthy degree. Guests include Jane Brody of The New York Times, Tim Friend of USA Today, Dan Rutz of CNN, Dr. Bruce Dan of HealthWeek, online health information expert Dr. Tom Ferguson, Public Radio International's Madge Kaplan, Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and Larry Hugick of Princeton Survey Research Association.
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- KET2: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 9:00 pm EDT