DMA 17 (DENVER)

Stations Pool Theater Shooting Interviews

What began as a routine way for Denver stations to share the most mundane coverage of everyday press conferences and staged events has turned into a way for victims of last week’s theater shooting, and their families, to do one TV interview rather than dozens.

ABC News Responds To Tea Party Affiliate

ABC News SVP Kerry Smith on Wednesday reiterated that the network was taking full responsibility for last week’s inaccurate report suggesting a possible link between the Colorado theater shooting and the tea party. In a written response to the Gotham Tea Party, a New York City-based tea party affiliate, Smith rebutted accusations that the network’s apology for the report was “a transparent effort to avoid responsibility.”