Yes, President’s Day is over. No, we don’t have another three day weekend until May, not that I’m counting. But buck up kids, the weekend will not only bring sun, but also the promise of international celebration with Russian festivals, Chinese New Year parades, record-setting rappers, and the glamour of the red carpet as stars gather for the 85th Academy Awards. So, grab your fur hat and a glass of champagne and prepare yourself for a weekend that just might live up to its three-day long predecessor...
On the next Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the ongoing civil war in Syria as well as the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We'll also look at the latest developments and coverage of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Fred Weir, the Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
Kate Sheppard, staff reporter for Mother Jones' Washington bureau.
On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Luke Harding, the Guardian's former Russian correspondent, about his new book Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia. Last February, Harding was deported from Russia after after he reported that leaked US diplomatic cables described Russia as a "virtual mafia state." What do you want to know about Vladimir Putin's Russia? Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.