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Criminal Justice and Media Frenzy

photoPrime Time Crime. While DC-area residents heave a sigh of the relief over the arrests of two men suspected of carrying out the recent weeks' sniper attacks, media watchdogs and law enforcement officials wonder
whether "all-sniper-all-the-time" coverage of the investigation helped or hindered.

Guests:

Gail Chaddock, Christian Science Monitor;Chris Hanson, 20-year print journalist and professor at The University of Maryland School of Journalism

Robert Zelnick, Chairman of the Journalism Department at Boston University

Edward Tully, former FBI special agent for 31 years, media instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, former executive director of the Major Cities Police Chiefs Association

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on October 24, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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