The Press: So Lovely & So Bruised

Hearst Reporter Dorothy (What's My Line?) Kilgallen is a practitioner of an old and dying school of U.S. newspaper reporting; she is the leading U.S. sob sister. Last week, covering the Cleveland trial of Dr. Sam Sheppard (TIME, Aug. 30), charged with the murder of his wife Marilyn, Sob Sister Kilgallen demonstrated why she deserves the title—and perhaps why such reporting is a-dying out. Wrote Reporter Kilgallen:

"The Sheppard trial suddenly became terrible when they brought Marilyn Sheppard into the courtroom ... It was all done with seven slides in glorious Technicolor and a cocky unsentimental little medical examiner with a Phi...

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