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Colorado / Balloon Flight Hoax #950836

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(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.

Gibson, Charles;
Owens, Ryan

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