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From: Shaye <>
Subject: [ADOPTION-GEN] Fwd: CNN CONNIE CHUNG TONIGHT, Aired January 22, 2003 - 20:00 ET
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 20:30:12 -0800 (PST)


This is a copy of an email I sent to Newswatch today.

--- Shaye <> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 20:24:11 -0800 (PST)
> From: Shaye <>
> Subject: CNN CONNIE CHUNG TONIGHT, Aired January 22,
> 2003 - 20:00 ET
> To:
>
> Gentle Beings:
>
> Aren't reporters ethically obliged to disclose their
> bias? Panelists on Fox's Saturday morning business
> shows always say whether they own the stocks that
> they're discussing. At the beginning of any story
> about GE, Tom Brokaw always states that NBC is owned
> by GE.
>
> Shouldn't Connie Chung be held to the same standard
> when she has an ax to grind?
>
> Last night, Ms. Chung did not disclose her status as
> an adoptive mother at any time in her interview with
> Jaimie Johnson or in her later interview with Adam
> Pertman, director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption
> Institute. Take a look for yourselves. Here's the
> transcript:
>
> http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0301/22/cct.00.html
>
> Not surprisingly, the story was told solely from the
> prospective adoptive parent's point of view. Ms.
> Chung never mentioned, for example, that it's
> illegal
> in most states for mothers to sign relinquishment
> papers or any other kind of adoption agreements
> before
> their children are born.
>
> There's nothing new about Ms. Chung's behavior.
> When
> she was at ABC, she devoted an entire hour of 20/20
> to
> interviewing a handful of birth mothers who did not
> wish to be reunited with the sons and daughters they
> had relinquished to the adoption/foster care
> industry
> many years ago. She never disclosed her status as
> an
> adoptive mother on that show either. Gee, do you
> think she's afraid her son might want to reunite
> with
> his birth family some day?
>
> Sincerely,
> Shaye Tallman


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nee Susannah Gray Pearson
July 29,1947, Troy, New York
Catholic Charities of Albany, New York
bmom, Florence M. Gray, died in 1986

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