I was struck last night about the news coverage for the plane that landed at LAX in Los Angeles. The pilot did a great job in landing the plane.
I was grateful that everyone was okay.
But what if everything had not been okay? What if the plane had crashed and burned and everybody died?
It's a horrible question but it leads me to this.
When does a "news event" become sensationalism? Accident chasing?
And then...I watched on the news this morning that the passengers on the plane were watching their own landing because of the news reports that were being broadcasted live to each passenger (Each passenger had a T.V. screen in front of them - in the back of the airplane seat in front of them).
That would be wild - almost surreal! Would I want that to be on the screen?
Again, the hard question - what if things had gone bad? They would have been watching their own deaths on T.V.!
How far should the media go in bringing us "live" news?
Interested to hear your comments.