Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Daytime Drama Uses Photo of Murdered Child as Prop

The cable network SOAPnet is apologizing profusely for using a photograph of Christopher Barrios, a little boy who was kidnapped and murdered in March of 2007, as a prop in an episode of the show General Hospital: Nightshift. Those in charge of the show say they do not know how the photo ended up as a prop, but it never should have been included. They are reviewing their internal procedures to make certain it could not happen again and they are running a series of public service announcements to raise awareness among the public of the problem of missing and exploited youngsters.

Suspects have been arrested in the Christopher Barrios case and are awaiting trial. Read more here.

[Hat tip to Rudolph Boenecke for alerting me to the article].

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