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<I>60 Minutes</I> Promoting Reckless Lawsuits?

Saturday, May 10, 2003

Is CBS`s 60 Minutes preparing to air a segment it hopes will influence the progress of reckless lawsuit preemption legislation? Find out this Sunday, May 11, when the television news "magazine" will air a story that will include an interview with Bob Ricker, the so-called industry insider whose information so far has proven to be worthless to the reckless lawsuit agenda. Also scheduled to appear is the head lawyer of the gun-ban lobby, the Brady Center/HCI`s Dennis Henigan. With such an anti-gun lineup, coupled with CBS`s anti-gun history, we can only imagine how the story will play out. Check your local television schedule for air time, so you can see for yourself how the issue of reckless lawsuits is presented. Be prepared to let the producers of 60 Minutes know how you felt about the story, especially if it exhibits any obvious anti-gun bias, but also if it covers the story in a fair, unbiased fashion. You can write to the program at 60 Minutes, 524 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019. The telephone number is (212) 975-3247. Those on the Internet can go to http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/60minutes/main13504.shtml, then scroll down the page and click on "Feedback" to use the online message form.

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