Inside the World of CNN

How a handful of news executives make decisions felt round the world

IT IS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE woman who has accused William Kennedy Smith of rape has just begun to testify, and producer Bob Furnad is having a Maalox moment. After two days of mostly pallid testimony by other witnesses, prosecutor Moira Lasch has suddenly called the accuser to the stand. But Furnad, who is running the control room, has just learned that Terry Anderson, the last American hostage to be released, is scheduled to make his first appearance in Damascus at 3:30 p.m. -- smack in the middle of CNN's trial coverage. What should Furnad do: continue to cover the long-awaited testimony...

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