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Importance of media coverage

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The media frenzy surrounding the Chile miners echoes an event that heralded the birth of live TV news reporting - the story of Kathy Fiscus, a toddler in LA who fell down a well in 1949.

The 27 hours of live coverage from the scene by fledgling TV station KTLA was the first such broadcast.

Stan Chambers, one of the TV reporters who covered the story in 1949, has only just retired from the station and outlines the details of the case with Today presenter Evan Davis.


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