CNN Correspondent Performs Surgery While Covering Nepal Earthquake

May 11, 2015

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 CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta performed brain surgery on an 8-year-old girl while on assignment covering the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. In fact, CNN filmed the procedure. Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discuss the ethical issues behind this on the weekly media criticism program, "Views of the News." 

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Perry initiated the privacy conversation. He raised the question if clearance was given prior to the filming of the surgery. 

"I don't have a problem with him saying and describing what he did, but I would prefer to see that after he's done...as opposed to them being inside the operating room."

Perry added that perhaps CNN will see a ratings bump after showing this video.