ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 20, 1997
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.
(New York: Alexander Johnson) The focus on the tabloid journalism industry brought by the trial of Autumn Jackson on charges that she tried to extort money from comedian Bill Cosby examined; scenes shown New York City. [Freelance reporter Chris DOHERTY - talks about the "Globe" deal.] The issue of checkbook journalism raised. [Columbia School of Journalism professor Sig GISSLER - says checkbook journalism encourages entrapment.] ["The Star" editor Phil BUNTIN - comments on breaking the Dick Morris story.]
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