Monday, August 21, 2006
KODE lands interview with member of alleged McDonald County cult
KODE put anchor Tara Brown in the field today and if her story on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts is any indication, it should happen more often.
Ms. Brown put the KODE stamp on the continuing story of the Grand Valley Independent Baptist Church child molestation scandal, with the station's package including an interview with a former member of the alleged cult.
Also featured were the obligatory courtroom photos and an interview with the McDonald County deputy who investigated the case.
One question: Were any stipulations included in the bond concerning contact with children? Often those things are mentioned on case.net and this time it wasn't.
It wasn't the top news story of the day, but Jennifer Denman of KOAM also landed a big get, talking with the father of one of the Riverton students who were arrested in connection with an alleged Columbine-style plot. The father said his son would be attending night classes all through the 2006-2007 school year and will be allowed to return to Riverton High School for his senior year.