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Investigative Reporting #95464

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 13, 1985
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(Studio) Poll noted indicating public distrust of news media's credibility.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(No location given) Possible impact of libel verdict against "Washington Post", in case stemming from suit brought by former Mobil pres. William Tavoulareas, on investigative reporting examined; background to that case and outcomes of libel suits brought by Ariel Sharon against "Time" magazine and General William Westmoreland against CBS reviewed. "Post" editor Bob Woodward's description of newspaper's approach to story quoted. ["Journal Gazette" editor Craig KLUGMAN, Scripps Howard News Service spokesperson Dan THOMASSON, "Commercial Appeal" editor David BROWN - cite implications for eds. in general]
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield

Greenfield, Jeff;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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