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Protesters gather in front of a mural painted on the wall of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed, July 6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 5, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Protesters gather in front of a mural painted on the wall of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed, July 6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 5, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
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Two black men, one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota, were killed by police officers this week, and last night, five police officers were murdered in Dallas. Footage of the shootings was caught on camera.

NPR's Eric Deggans talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the tough decisions news networks face when deciding to air this footage, and weighing the news value of the Congressional hearings about Hillary Clinton’s polarizing email server.

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Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

This segment aired on July 8, 2016.

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