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If you have time I'd highly recommend watching/listening to T.R. Reid on International Health systems today, which is part of the Health Reform Summit 2008 (Sens. Baucus + Grassley) running on C-SPAN. Notable for showing Reid's documentary (Frontline: Sick Around the World), and the discussion and reaction of the audience - Senators and staffers from the Senate Finance Committee.
One question by Sherrod Brown stuck: how to get the information to the public - get the media engaged? Reid's answer: he didn't know if any media outlets were capable of doing the same kind of work - traveling the world - due to cutbacks in newsrooms. I think that answer is only partially correct, and begs another question: what prevents news organizations from covering an extremely complex story as a joint project?