Roll tape! Mel Hanks' reporting on YouTube | Arkansas Blog

Friday, May 4, 2012

Roll tape! Mel Hanks' reporting on YouTube

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I got a note today from Mel Hanks , the high-energy former investigative reporter for Channel 4 whose arched-eyebrow delivery was once a familiar site on local TV news.

He's now an assistant professor of media studies at Fort Hays (Kansas) State University. He's migrated some of his VHS tapes from Channel 4 days to the Internet. News and TV junkies ought to get a kick out of looking back at such names in the news as Barry Lee Fairchild (executed), Johnny Burnette (murdered), Tommy Robinson (sheriff/congressman now runs a liquor store) and more, including an investigation of a suspected dognapping business that supplied medical researchers before it was busted.

You can catch about 10 minutes here, much of it about the dog operation and also about an abused child.

And another 9 minutes here on Fairchild and the Burnette slaying.

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