IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADS

IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADS

    Price: $195.00

    Code: 1557
    Format: DVD

    Examines local TV `spot' news coverage--the term stations give to filmed coverage of fires, car accidents, shootings and other local events involving violence or death--which are frequently used as the lead story on news programs. The film features interviews with reporters who discuss the prominent coverage given such stories, raising important questions about ethical and professional considerations of broadcast journalists.

    Directed by John Adkins, Tim Ballou and Steve Bognar
    1986, 14 minutes
    Purchase: $195 Classroom Rental: $30

    * Regional Documentary Award, Student Academy Awards
    * Regional Documentary Award, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College TV Awards

    "Short and provocative...asks important questions in a clever and insightful manner."-- Cineaste

    "...an interesting discussion starter."--Library Journal



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