- Making News: Massive Money and Troops Proposed for Possible War
The Bush administration is beginning to talk specifics about the potential cost of war in Iraq. Army Chief-of-Staff General Eric Shinseki surprised Congress by saying it could take several hundred thousand American soldiers to provide security and relief when the combat is over. As he reported in today-s Wall Street Journal, Greg Jaffe says that the President may ask up to $95 billion.
- Reporters Notebook: Is War Just Another Reality TV Show?
ABC-s Profiles from the Frontline is a six-part series about American soldiers in Afghanistan. The Pentagon granted -full cooperation- and access to producers and their cameras, not for news, but for reality TV. What-s the difference? How is a viewer to know? The Los Angeles Times- Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic, Howard Rosenberg, says Profiles blurs the lines between news and show biz.
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