28 min

Tragedy of Anne Heche and How Pain and Suffering Plays Out on Live TV and Social Media Billy Dees Podcast

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How important is it to zoom in on someone’s pain and suffering on live TV? Whether it is an accident or sports injury, the sensationalism of live TV is forgetting the human suffering that is playing out behind the images.

The tragedy of Anne Heche, whose rescue from a fiery crash played out on live TV and has been recirculated on social media, is a perfect example. Her final moments have been reduced to social media fodder at the expense of her family and loved ones.

This was a human being. We can do better.

How important is it to zoom in on someone’s pain and suffering on live TV? Whether it is an accident or sports injury, the sensationalism of live TV is forgetting the human suffering that is playing out behind the images.

The tragedy of Anne Heche, whose rescue from a fiery crash played out on live TV and has been recirculated on social media, is a perfect example. Her final moments have been reduced to social media fodder at the expense of her family and loved ones.

This was a human being. We can do better.

28 min