Inherit The Footage: ABC Rehashes Old Stories
In order to cash in on the nation's current interest in the debate over evolution --thanks to Kansas' adoption of new science standards and the Dover school board trial-- this evening ABC's World News Tonight strung together disparate clips and previous footage to once again spin out the old yarn that this is just a religious issue. Yawn.
(If you're still interested see our report on the original airing of this story back in September.)
But, if you're interested in seeing a report that truly delves into the issue --from both sides-- check out CBS's News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Here's an objective report from a crew that took the issue seriously and rather than repeat the media hype they researched issue, interviewed the experts, and gave viewers solid information on the debate over evolution.