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Law and The Media / ABC News / Food Lion Lawsuit #169346

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 22, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) North Carolina court ruling ordering ABC News to pay punitive damages to the Food Lion supermarket due to a November 5, 1992, PrimeTime Live story raising questions about the stores' food handling examined. [Jurors Carla JACKSON, Tony KINTON, Food Lion spokesperson Chris AHEARN - react to the ruling.] [For "PrimeTime Live" former Food Lion employee Bonnie SIMPSON - makes allegations.] The background to the legal case that included ABC's use of hidden cameras and the issue of undercover reporting reviewed. [Accuracy in Media Joseph GOULDEN, constitutional attorney Floyd ABRAMS, ABC News president Roone ARLEDGE - offer views on journalism, the law and the Food Lion story.]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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