Networks Open Checkbooks For Interviews

TV networks are increasingly in the news for their willingness to pay for exclusive access to news subjects. The practice was especially visible last week when ABC News ran an exclusive interview with Meagan Broussard, one of the women who was sent lewd photos by Anthony Weiner, after the network paid her about $15,000 for photos. ABC said its extensive reporting, including the interview, led to Weiner’s admissions about his online behavior.