III-"Hidden Cameras and Other Inexact Sciences" - Allen Maraynes - Radio Television Digital News Association

III-"Hidden Cameras and Other Inexact Sciences" - Allen Maraynes - Radio Television Digital News Association

by: Allen Maraynes | publication date: January 1, 1998 | Publication: Radio Television Digital News Association |

". . .In television, we have a slightly different challenge: that is, to clearly understand that we are neither the CIA nor the police. We don't have the authority of a crossing guard. No one elected us to do anything. Yet each day we try to make decisions regarding hidden cameras; the intent may not be to blow anyone up, ruin anyone's life or invade anyone's privacy. But we still want to find the 'bad guys.' That is our job and our responsibility."

Allen Maraynes explains why hidden cameras are not always necessary in getting a good story.

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