“Silverman Helps” on CNN

Silverman Helps is a CityNews segment, in which Peter Silverman, a Toronto journalist, helps residence solve red tape disputes, when they feel they are being swindled by local businesses. In a recent episode, a business owner resorted to physical violence, and the footage caught the interest of CNN.

I thought what Anderson Cooper said at the end of the CNN clip was interesting:

“Wow, keeping ’em honest…Just like them, at 360, we want to have you help us keep ’em honest. If there’s a wrong that needs to be made right, in your community, go online [and] tell us about it, at cnn.com/360.”

Did CNN just start doing this, of did they get the idea from Silverman Helps? Peter Silverman has been doing this for years, and really should be commended more for his work as an ombudsman; and the best way to do it, is for every city to adopt the idea.See more here http://www.nomoreh1b.com/greg-jacobs-incredible-dream-machines-review-and-bonus

And yes, that’s the same CityNews, that now employs Amber MacArthur. 🙂

1 Response

  1. Gavin Sharp February 11, 2007 / 3:42 pm

    Local television stations and newspapers all over the world regularly have segments similar to “Silverman Helps”. Even if Silverman and/or CityTV did invent the concept (which I doubt), CNN certainly wouldn’t be the first to copy them :).

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