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Oct 29, 2004 12:43 pm

My Article on "60 Minutes" and Emmett Till

My article (co-authored by Linda Royster Beito)"Why the '60' Minutes Story on Emmett Till Was a Disappointment" has appeared:

In the wake of memogate, “60 Minutes” has done it again. Sunday’s report on the killing of Emmett Till was an example of slipshod and misleading journalism. The producers have few excuses in this case. They did it with their eyes open. They were warned not just once but several times that their forthcoming report might contain inaccuracies. In a rush to air the story, however, they ploughed ahead, instead of following the first rule of journalism: getting their facts straight. For the rest, see here.

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