ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 2009
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(Ft. Collins, Colorado: Ryan Owens) The coming criminal charges against the Heene family for concocting the "balloon boy hoax" featured; scenes shown of the balloon flight in Ft. Collins, Colorado; details given about the plot designed to generate publicity to get the family a reality TV show, [Larimer County sheriff's department Sheriff Jim ALDERDEN- says they put on a show; calls this "bizarre."] [Heene attorney David LANE- comments.] [Syracuse University TV/pop culture professor Robert THOMPSON- says fame is a powerful narcotics.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The status of children in Colorado reviewed; statistics cited.
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