Focusing on a hostage situation in Berkeley, California, this program examines the relationship between live television, law enforcement, and the community during a hostage crisis. Is it the obligation of the news media to judge whether the live coverage might compromise the safety of the hostages? Print and television journalists, the Berkeley Police Chief Dash Butler and others grapple with this and other tough issues. Moderated by Fred Friendly.
Funders: Equicor, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation