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Guerrilla Coverage

December 08, 1990

In his Nov. 19 column, "Maria's Story: The Saga Continues," Howard Rosenberg complained that the El Salvador guerrillas do not get enough favorable TV attention. He evidently hasn't been paying attention to KCET, the Los Angeles public television station.

It has repeatedly broadcast a show, "Stories From El Salvador," which smears the government, presents the rebels as innocent agrarians and is so confused that it does not tell who is who or what the issues are.

For example: It shows a so-called cooperative of farmers who moved into "vacant" land to cultivate it, without explaining how it happened to be vacant--undoubtedly because those who owned and farmed it had been murdered or driven off by the guerrillas.

RICHARD A. PERKINS

Secretary, Committee on

Media Integrity, Hollywood

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