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Re: your opinion on an ethical issue

Today WCBS 880 in NYC was running live audio 
of the defendant on the stand during midday.

At 04:58 PM 1/9/02 -0500, Dan Billings wrote:
>I would have made the editorial choice not to show the kid's face, but I'm
>not sure how important doing that is in this case.  In the area where the
>kid is from, I'm sure he is well known and his identity is well known in the
>My question is: Why is this case getting so much publicity from the national
>media?  I see no justification for live coverage of the trial on national
>cable networks.  This case makes the Gary Condit coverage look like serious
>-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine