Television: Viva Las Vegas

The small screen heads to Sin City for weekly orgies of crime and punishment, sex and repentance

When conservative pundit and moral scold William Bennett was found, in 2003, to have lost millions of dollars gambling in Las Vegas and elsewhere, the reaction in some quarters was, Hypocrite! How could the author of The Book of Virtues be an honorary citizen of the city of vice and still speak for American values?

Bennett, it turns out, was ahead of his time. On TV--that barometer of the nation's morals and lack thereof--Las Vegas is on a roll. In 2000, CSI established the city as the place to be stylishly murdered. But in the past year, it has been...

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