To be fair, she is also a journalist and does do news segments and is a " special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials. She has anchored the CBS Evening News,reported for 60 Minutes, and hosted Today and reported for Dateline NBC. "
I don't really think it's fair to compare her potential influence to that of Maury Povich.
Having said that, I was never trying to argue that she should *have* to apologize. I mean, it shouldn't be a law. Legally she should be able to say whatever she wants. But there is a code of ethics in journalism and if she was really trying to "show both sides" then she should have had mothers whose daughters have died from cervical cancer on the show as well, and spent more than 5 minutes at the very end of the show talking to a doctor. I think it was really irresponsible reporting, and am glad she acknowledged it, too.