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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fareed Zakaria on American Renewal

Fareed Zakaria Launches Quarterly Series on American Renewal on CNN

Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Saving Health Care debuts Sunday, March 18 at 8:00pm

CNN and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria will launch a quarterly series of television specials for CNN/U.S. and CNN International and feature articles for TIME that pursue solutions to the most pressing issues central to the 2012 election: health care, immigration, jobs, and energy, it was announced today. The first special, Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Saving Health Care, will debut on Sunday, March 18 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S., and on CNN International on Saturday, March 24 at 9:00pm ET. The companion article for TIME will be in the edition that hits newsstands on Friday, March 17.
The one-hour in-depth premieres as the nation arrives at the two-year anniversary of the historic passage of The Affordable Care Act in Congress – and days from when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to review the federal legislation for its constitutionality. He will explore how other nations have addressed the challenges of costs and quality of care, as well as a successful community model within the U.S.

“We Americans need to recognize that there are many areas where we could learn a lot from what other countries are doing. America’s best companies routinely benchmark to global standards. What we’re trying to do in this series is just that – look around the world and ask, ‘what can we learn?’ In the process, we also found areas where we could teach the rest of the world a thing or two.” Zakaria said.

While health care costs in America totaled 17.6 percent of GDP in 2009, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the high cost of health care seems uncorrelated to quality of care. Zakaria reports Americans no longer rank within the top 25 nations for healthy life expectancy or infant mortality.
Put plainly, New Jersey’s Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers founder and family medicine practitioner, Jeffrey Brenner, MD, says: “We’re spending a whole lot in our country for health care, and we’re not getting our money’s worth.”
For the special, Zakaria also interviews David Goldhill, the president and CEO of the Game Show Network, who penned an editorial for The Atlantic magazine (“How American Health Care Killed My Father,” Sept. 2009); New Yorker magazine’s Atul Gawande, MD; William Hsiao, PhD, an economics professor at Harvard who helped design Taiwan’s health care system; and The Washington Post’s T.R. Reid, author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care (2010) for insights from his tour of health systems around the world.

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Anonymous said...

For some crazy reason Ken Jautz thinks CNN is
doing quality journalism. What planet is this man
on ? CNN is not doing any journalism. CNN can't
get Chris Licht . He just landed a big job at CBS.
Rome Hartman is working with Brian Williams on
Rock Center. Would Bill Wolff be willing to leave
1 of the hottest shows in cable news in favor of
a network that is clueless ? That would be a bad
career move.

Anonymous said...

I saw that article with Jautz as well. The universal consensus from what I have read is that he is completely delusional. Really, like he needs to be medically evaluated. Morgan, water-cooler appeal? Burnett, tough interviewer who is doing a great job? What planet is this guy on? Does he even watch CNN? Arghhh, I begin to think there is no hope for these people! I agree with Ken Jautz that "quality journalism is good business" but I am not seeing that on CNN.

Anonymous said...

Man, that explains everything. CNN management
is completely delusional. I get the feeling this guy
really believes this stuff. They are detached from
reality. You can't tell CNN management nothing.

Anonymous said...

The timing of this interview is suspicious.By the
way News Corp owns Market Watch. BS. Jautz is
the 1 responsible for the Erin Burnett hire and he
must be watching the TV with the volume turned
down. He must not be watching his own network.
Sure, There is a unicorn in my backyard and a
mermaid in the bathtub. The press for Erin & Piers
is negative. Ken Jautz has to to go and he needs to
take Erin Burnett and Piers Morgan with him.

Anonymous said...

I DVR'ed 360 last night and was stunningly
surprised. Anderson Cooper did a political
segment without pundits and it was great.

He had John King on while interviewing a
Gingrich backer. I'm hoping this is how 360
covers politics from here on out. It had a
point and was focused. Pundits don't work
for 360. Bring on the real reporters. It was
the best 360 I had seen in awhile and I did
not have to skip any of the show. It seemed
like for once Anderson was trying to talk
to viewers. The writing and delivery to make
an effort to connect with viewers. The content
was not too bad either.

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart strikes again. JS showed how
ridiculous CNN looked on primary night.
It is embarrassing and that is being kind.
JS summed it up best : CNN The Most
Desperate Name In Cable News. The only
water cooler conversation about CNN is
how bad they really are. It is like CNN is
in an alternate universe where crappy
shows are considered to be good but
only in their own minds.

Anonymous said...

CNN hire Aisha Tyler & George Strombo. Put
Tyler on at 7 PM and Strombo on at 9 PM. If you
look at the numbers, 360 actually improves CNN's
ratings at 8 PM but 360 can't do it alone. You have
to have a solid lineup. This is a lineup that would
generate talk. All 360 needs is a show that can
get 200,000 in the demo as a lead in. Strombo
would be competitive opposite Rachel at 9 PM.
Any major news story go to Anderson Cooper or
Isha Sesay. All 4 of these individuals have their
own unique styles . Both Isha Sesay & Aisha
Tyler are very smart women. CNN needs this
now. CNN needs positive buzz . Nobody will
find fault with this lineup daily on CNN. Have
a lineup that brings in viewers even if there is
no major news story. Wolf might fare better
up against Al Sharpton at 6. Keep 360 on at 10.

Anonymous said...

@8:51AM: I totally agreee! I loved it!

I'm not a big fan of the show John King USA. I wish he would just appear regularly on shows across CNN and break things down via Magic Wall instead. It would suit him more.

Anonymous said...

Last night on 360 Anderson Cooper had 2
female pundits come on an talk about what
is being called the War On Women. There are
editors of women's magazines and websites,
yet 360 bought on 2 women who are older
and that is being dishonest. Mary Matlin had
the nerve to say people didn't understand the
question. This is coming from someone who
worked for Dick Cheney and lied to get us an
Iraq War. You can't let people call come on
360 and insult viewers We are not stupid.
Watch how low the ratings will be for 360.
They have not noticed that with pundits 360
takes a hit in the demo and trails badly in
viewers. Younger viewers can't stand pundits.
Stop letting pundits come on 360 to lie.
Even a doctor would make sense. The day
before 360 topped ED in the demo. It is a
pattern that never fails with 360, if the
ratings go up they bring pundits on 360.
I take it that 360 has never heard of the
remote because that is what happens. There
is no guarantee that viewers will come back.
You can lose viewers quickly and permanently.
Viewers don't have to watch 360. I thought
the objective was to get viewers to spend
an hour with your show.

Anonymous said...

OK, 2 days ago, Greg Smith quit his job with Goldman Sachs in an epic, Jerry Maguire style rant that was published as an op-ed in the New York Times. It received a good deal of coverage online and on some TV medis (kudos, CBS This Morning). I can't watch ever second of CNN all day and night but I can say a heard a great deal about the crazy flight attendant screaming. Gee, I can't tell you how much I DON'T care about the flight attendant. Seriously, CNN? Furthermore, last night, still hoping to hear about Greg Smith driving a stake through the heart of the Vampire Squid, CNN finally got around to discussing the so-called "war on women" between our illustrious political parties. Really, this all happened over a week ago and it has finally died down. That's real breaking news. Secondly, since when did CNN primetime need to copy republican talking points by making some convoluted equivelancy between Limbaugh and Maher? If you are going to bash the Obama Super PAC for taking Maher's money, HAVE THE GUY (bill burton) ON WHO IS ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUPER PAC! Geez, Burnett, did you put the screws to your rich friend Foster Freiss after his "aspirin between the knees" comment? Of course not. I digress. C'mon CNN let's get back to issues that happenedly, well, RECENTLY! CNN viewers, perhaps you can tell me if I missed something on CNN about the Greg Smith story?!?! Or is that asking too much from the CNN CHIEF Business Correspondent? Wtf.

Anonymous said...

I just finished watching The Stroumboulopoulos
interview with George R.R. Martin, the author
behind Games Of Thrones. Strombo has some
major interview skills. The interview is making
the rounds with Games fans as we countdown
to April 1st. I could see Strombo on my DVR.
I am a fan of smart television that makes you
think. RIght now cable news is not doing that.
What's funny is that the show moves so well
that it seems like a short hour that leaves you
wanting more.

Anonymous said...

The best part of CNN last night was Anderson's segment on Syria. Can you believe those emails, WOW!?!?

On the other hand, right before 360, there was a segment on sharks having lots of sex. Seriously, don't care.

Anonymous said...

CNN definitely needs to drop the pundits. It is
making them look bad. Important stories are
being handled badly by people who are not into
facts. The PA governor says women should just
close their eyes. 360 does not get the significance
of what is going on with legislation aimed at
women specifically. Why were pundits a part of
the story. I turned away quickly once I saw who
AC was bringing on to talk on the matter. This
is the Women's Month. If you want to know how
CNN viewers feel about pundits, all you have to
do is to look at the ratings for Starting Point.
Why does CNN keep trying to make the pundits
work ? How much evidence do you need that
viewers won't watch them, let alone like them ?
What a lack of imagination. Translation : 360
does not think woman can have an intelligent
conversation so they bring on 2 they write
checks to. That's a good point about the age of
the women. If you go to Jezebel, you will see
just how fired up women are about this. Tina
Brown was speaking about how America seems
to be moving backwards on women's issues.
Ironically, women are the majority population
and voters. What sense did it make to have
2 women on who are not at the age of having
to deal with the matter ?

Anonymous said...

I've switched to Rachel Maddow and Lawrence. Both try to present the facts, and punditry on both shows is pretty short and to the point. I don't watch 360 anymore because the fact checking is very limited, and there are too many pundits, way to much Obama bashing, and not enough balanced reporting. I'm done.