BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Right To Life vs. The Liberty to Choose
Reporter Rich Newberg and photographer Tom Vetter present abalanced view of the abortion debate as Buffalo geared-up foranother conflict in the streets.
Operation Save America was about to play out less than sixmonths after the assassination of abortion provider Dr. BarnettSlepian. Newberg and Vetter interviewed the major players as wellas those on the front lines.
Their presentation includes the agenda for the demonstrations,the impact of Dr. Slepian's murder, and Common Ground, a movementthat rejects the tactics of confrontation, in favor of dialogue byopposing forces.
The purpose was to give all sides in the abortion debate avehicle to air their differences.
Newberg and Vetter also profiled two female activists withopposing viewpoints.
Their passionate commitments give spiritual depth to the issue."Our Two Most Cherished Rights'' was aired in prime time for ageneral audience.
Producers: Rich Newberg, Tom Vetter, Chris Musial
Executive Producer: Chris Musial
Aired: April 16, 1999
New York Emmy Award - Writer: Documentary (Rich Newberg)
New York Emmy Nomination - Social Concerns Programming
New York State Broadcasters Association - Best Documentary
CINE Golden Eagle Award - News Special
Silver Screen Award - U.S. International Film and Video Festival - Societal Concerns
The Communicator Awards - Award of Distinction - Editing(Tom Vetter)
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