"Truth, Lies, and Videotape" - Russ Baker - Columbia Journalism Review

"Truth, Lies, and Videotape" - Russ Baker - Columbia Journalism Review

by: Russ Baker | publication date: July 1, 1993 | Publication: Columbia Journalism Review | volume: 32 | journal issue: 2 | pages: pp. 25-29

". . .But it wasn't always that healthy. Despite voluminous hype, PrimeTime Live was practically born PrimeTime Dead. 'It was supposed to be the second coming of broadcast news,' recalls Eric Mink, TV critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 'Instead, it was a laughingstock' . . ."

PrimeTime Live's use of hidden cameras is discussed.

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