Ann Curry Brings An Emotional “High-Beam Spotlight” To Darfur

By Brian 

“Other TV reporters have made trips to Darfur, but none have covered it as aggressively, relentlessly and passionately as” Ann Curry. That’s what Nick Kristof says in Jacques Steinberg‘s NYT story this morning.

She’s in Sudan this week. “In granting Ms. Curry her wish to travel to hazardous regions armed with the equivalent of a high-beam spotlight, NBC also appears to have given her wide license to inject more emotion into her reporting than she or others might otherwise be allowed on more conventional stories,” the story notes…

> Good news: EP Jim Bell says viewers don’t appear to be “changing the channel during Ms. Curry’s Darfur reports…”