11:08 AM, July 7th, 2011

In case you missed it, ABC will soon announce that they’ve hired Elizabeth Smart as a “missing persons correspondent.” A quick review of the battle for Smart’s tragic story:

She was first interviewed for a Dateline special back in 2003 by then–NBC correspondent Katie Couric. NBC won the rights through an agreement with the publisher of Smart’s parents’ book. CBS tried to preempt the move, The New York Times noted at the time, with a program called Elizabeth Smart: America’s Girl. And Good Morning America carried excerpts of an Oprah interview and an “exclusive tour” of the Smart home.

Which makes me wonder how much money has been made off her horrific kidnapping.

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