HOWARD KURTZ, HOST (voice over): Champ or chump? With Barry Bonds on the verge of breaking baseball’s all-time home run record, are journalists denigrating his achievement because he’s hostile or an accused steroid user? Is race a factor?
And a basketball referee fired for gambling and a football star charged with dog fighting. What’s happened to the sports pages?
Celebrity addiction. Lindsay Lohan busted again, and the media can’t get enough.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What’s up?
KURTZ: Power shift. Ordinary people and some not so ordinary ask candidates the questions in the first YouTube debate. Will TV moderators soon be out of a job?
Sam Donaldson joins our discussion.
Plus, plunging necklines and gay sweaters. Can campaign coverage sink any lower?
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