344: The Competition

344: The Competition

Nov 30, 2007
Stories of the unintended consequences of market forces.
  • Thanh Tan was a TV reporter in Boise, Idaho, when her boss passed along what seemed like a hot news tip: A sex offender was working with kids at a local ice rink, as a hockey referee. But when she looked into it, she found out the crime was more than a decade old. Plus, the guy's statutory rape charge had been dismissed by a judge. So she never did the story. But her closest TV news competitor ran with it, making it "exclusive" breaking news, for days. Thanh tells the story of how it got on the air, and how it affected everyone involved. (23 minutes)

    Thanh's story was co-produced by Dmae Roberts. EconomicsTelevision

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this story into your web page or blog.

    pixels

Photo

Tulsa. Image credit John Bowe.

Embed

Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this episode into your web page or blog.

pixels