GUESTS: Susan Moeller Author, Compassion Fatigue [Rutledge, 1998] Director, Journalism Program, Brandeis University Robert von Rimscha Washington Bureau Chief, Der Tagesspiegel Author, _Little Brother Germany and the U.S. Model_ [Bouvier Publishers, Bonn 1997] Should we care about news that doesn't directly affect us? Fighting in Kosovo, for example, a congressional race in another state, or a spy trial in Russia. Important foreign events are often underreported because its hard to link these stories to the lives of the average American. Join Ray Suarez to explore the question: why does news matter? ... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.