Local TV, warts and all, captured shootout between police, fugitive

02/13/2013 | Variety.com (free content)

The live reporting by Los Angeles TV stations of the dramatic shootout between police and fugitive Christopher Dorner brought to mind a movie blockbuster and showed the difficulties in covering events as they happen, AJ Marechal writes. "Uncensored obscenities made it on the air, phone conversations interrupted live coverage and journalists were asked by authorities to restrict their coverage to avoid tipping off the suspect," Marechal writes.

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