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Media Debate Broadcasting 'POW Tape'

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Media Debate Broadcasting 'POW Tape'

Media Debate Broadcasting 'POW Tape'

Media Debate Broadcasting 'POW Tape'

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American television networks are beginning to show small portions of the interviews with American prisoners of war held in Iraq. The full video aired around the world yesterday but not in the United States. The American networks decided the footage was too disturbing and gruesome to show here. NPR's Robert Smith reports on the journalistic debate over what to show and when.