Noose at 11: Will TV Broadcast Saddam's Hanging?
U.S. broadcasters are debating whether to share with viewers the videotaped execution of Saddam Hussein, who is likely to be hung before the Sunday start of a Muslim holiday. Expressing the Eye's inclination to snuff the snuff film, CBS News senior VP Linda Mason tells Reuters, "We're very aware that we're coming into people's living rooms, and that there could be children watching." Sharing ABC News' own take, senior VP Bob Murphy says any footage "would have to be viewed by senior management before we put [it] on the air, and we would make a judgment of taste and propriety of what we would show."
Fri, Dec 29, 2006