CBS's 'Kid Nation' Faces Scrutiny from New Mexico Attorney General

What You Should Have Read, August 24, 2007

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New Mexico Looks Again at Show's Use of Children
The New York Times reports that the CBS reality show "Kid Nation" has come under renewed scrutiny from the New Mexico attorney general after a parent complained about injuries her daughter suffered while filming the show. Gary K. King, the attorney general, is looking into whether "Kid Nation" producers violated child-labor laws. His department had halted its investigation of the show in late May after the production ended its two-month stay in the state.

Murdoch's presence felt at Journal: The mogul asks three reporters to stay
The Los Angeles Times reports that Rupert Murdoch personally called at least three reporters who were considering leaving The Wall Street Journal to ask them to stay. Some journalists in the newsroom took the gesture as a sign of Murdoch's commitment to keep the staff's quality high. Others said it showed that Murdoch would take a hands-on approach in newsroom affairs despite a special committee established to keep him from interfering in coverage. News Corp. agreed earlier this month to buy Dow Jones & Co. for $5 billion.
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