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In favor of a less violent newscast

Posted: Updated: Dec 5, 2010 09:48 AM

This week's  "Your Turn" segment goes to Tim Riley. Riley wrote to thank us for the wonderful story by Joe Birch on "Danny's Dream Team," former St. Jude patients who are running in the marathon. Riley's letter challenges Action News 5 to do more similar stories.

In his words:

I love the stories you do like this, especially the "Taking Back our Neighborhood" stories where you focus on the good things going on in Memphis. I know the marketing folks probably say that the crime scenes, blood, and gore make the ratings.  But I know I'd like to hear a little less of that, and a little more of the positive stories, like Joe did last night. It's not that I don't care about what goes on in the community.  It's not that we should put on rose colored glasses and ignore the violence and crime issues.  But, I think it just gets overdone by all the local media.

That's Tim Riley's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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