Edited Interview Raises Ethics Questions For Chicago TV StationPlay
A story in Chicago is raising eyebrows and ire.
WBBM, a CBS-owned station, aired a video of a cameraman interviewing a 4-year-old at a crime scene about guns. TV viewers saw and heard the boy saying he was going to get a gun when he got older.
But someone involved with the station edited out the rest of the boy's response, in which he said he'd have a gun because he was going to be a policeman.
Here's the broadcast that includes the edited audio that aired on TV:
Here's an excerpt of the un-edited raw interview:
- Al Tompkins, senior factulty of Broadcast and Online journalism at the Poynter Institute
This segment aired on August 2, 2011.