NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 22, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Faw) The North Carolina court ruling ordering ABC News to pay punitive damages to the Food Lion supermarket due to a November 5, 1992, Prime Time Live story raising questions about the stores' handling of food reported. [Juror Carla JACKSON, ABC lawyer Bill JEFFRESS, Tony KINTON - say the reporters misrepresented themselves; comment on the huge fine.] [CITIZENS - excoriate the media.] [Media analyst Ken AULETTA, "Washington Post" Howard KURTZ, Richard JEWELL, retired Senator Alan SIMPSON, media critic Brent BOZELL, reporter Jane KIRTLEY - talk about the growing alienation between the public and the press.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion with correspondent Jonathan Alter presented. [ALTER - talks about the case.]