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"New York Times" / Reporters / Blair Plagiarism / Hernandez #729150

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 24, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report that "New York Times" Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Rick Bragg has been suspended noted.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The story of a moving newspaper article written by Macarena Hernandez‡ about the mother of an American soldier missing in Iraq that was plagiarized by "New York Times" reporter Jayson Blair featured; excerpts quoted from both stories. ["San Antonio Express-News" editor Robert RIVARD†- recounts Hernandez's story.] [HERNANDEZ - says he lifted my words; recounts Blair's approach to news when both were interns; says all her siblings live right near home; states she loves writing about her home area; reacts to Jayson having no regrets.]

Vargas, Elizabeth

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