A SHOW BIZ BIAS IN THE NEWS

Andrew Heyward, president of CBS News, sees the media's bias more in terms of the structural needs and limitations of the press [than liberal versus conservative views]. Television, in particular, tends to favor stories about conflict, good and evil.

"It's easier to focus on a human being caught in some sort of a jam," Mr. Heyward says. "I'm not sure we always take the time to do the analysis or get the other point of view because we're in search of the 'grabber' or 'good story.'"

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