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A poll on TV doctor-correspondents in Haiti

Many regular readers here have already commented on my three blogs posts about CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the medical care he has been providing in Haiti. My first post was Jan. 14, read it here, along with a Q & A with Gupta here, and a report on a night he spent Friday in a field hospital with patients after all the U.N. doctors were evacuated.

Other doctor-reporters at other networks and cable channels have followed in his wake, and some journalism professors have questioned the propriety of the doctor-correspondents serving in both roles.

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I have taught media ethics at Goucher College since 1995. You can check out my educational background in the upper right hand corner of the front page of this blog. I admire what Dr. Gupta has been doing -- particularly in the immediate aftermath of the quake when I interviewed him and he was one of the the few medical personnel available to help some of the victims. But what do you think? That's the poll question today?

What do you think of what Dr. Gupta and the other doctor-correspondents have been doing in Haiti -- treating earthquake victims who ask for help? Do citizens and viewers have any problem with it?

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Please join this discussion. I know cable and network news executives will pay attention to these results and your comments -- and it will matter.

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