05.22.2006 11:58 AM
Small digital camera throws the chairman

Last week, CNN correspondent Joe Johns stopped Sen. Ted Stevens, the Republican chairman of the Commerce Committee, in a Senate hallway and interviewed him. Their interview was recorded with a small digital camera.

After the video was aired on CNN, Stevens filed a formal complaint with the Radio-Television Correspondents Association, contending that due to the small size of the camera he didn't know he was on TV when he did the interview.

The RTCA ruled it was not an ambush interview, but Cory Bergman reported on the Lost Remote.com TV blog, that the incident has escalated the fight between broadcast journalists — who are restricted to an interview area — and print journalists who can roam the halls with audio recorders.

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