February 11th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, politics and the press, op-ed, body image: what's your limit?, Guantanamo Bay trial.
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February 11th Show

We will start off the week with a look at the news media's coverage of this presidential campaign. Tom Rosenstiel, director for the Project for Excellence in Journalism, David Folkenflik, NPR's media correspondent and Lisa Shepard, NPR's Ombudsman, discuss the campaign issues that have made headlines (and the ones that have not), voter complaints that the candidates have not been given equal media exposure, and erroneous pundit predictions at the Iowa caucuses. Tell us your thoughts. How do you think the media is doing in their campaign coverage? Our first hour ender topic is still coming together, so stay tuned.

In our second hour, we'll talk with writer Kate Spicer about her six week journey into what she calls her "descent into starvation." Spicer wrote about what it took for her to become a size zero and her battle with disordered eating for the Sunday Times in London . We will also talk to Dr. James Lock, head of the Eating Center program at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, about the distinction between disordered eating and an eating disorder. Tell us your story. If you've ever dieted, was there a point where you felt you were taking it too far? What was your limit? At the end of the hour, we will talk about the Pentagon's announcement that military prosecutors will seek the death penalty for six Guantanamo Bay detainees in connection with the September 11th terrorist attacks.