CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Las Vegas: Lee Cowan) The disturbing trend of teenagers who make & sell videotapes of themselves beating up each other or strangers featured; videos shown of teens committing violent acts, including the “311 Boyz” of Las Vegas and others; details given about the influence of backyard wrestling tapes and reality television. [Defendants’ attorney Bucky BUCHANAN- says they didn’t think it was stupid at the time.] [Victim’s mother Carma MAHN- describes injuries to her son.] [Psychologist Ken DRUCK- comments on violence as entertainment.]
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