In 2005, Michael PazSoldan appeared to have the ideal background for an aspiring journalist. He graduated from UCLA in 1999 with bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and earned a master’s degree in journalism and international studies from a Spanish university in 2001.
The video that many American television stations nationwide aired in early 2003 looked like a typical news report. A narrator identifying herself as Karen Ryan explained the changes in Medicare brought by the 2003 Medicare Drug Improvement and Modernization Act. Ryan reported that the new changes should help seniors “stay healthy and have a better quality of life.”