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Why We're Talking To Beau Breedlove

by Laural Porter

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:44 PM

On "Straight Talk" at 7pm this Saturday, you'll hear our extended interview with the young man at the center of the scandal surrounding Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

Not everyone thinks it's a good idea.

Susan wrote in part:
"I am appalled at KGW for doing the interview with Beau Breedlove and then actually airing it. It is tabloid journalism at its worst. Did you just hire Geraldo as your news editor?"

Our staff decided to air the interview because of its importance to the future of Portland.
Beau Breedlove will be interviewed by the Attorney General who is investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the Mayor's relationship with Breedlove which began when Breedlove was 17.
The Mayor admits lying about the relationship and asking Breedlove to lie about it.
That A-G's investigation could determine whether Adams will stay in office.
The scandal does involve a private sexual relationship, but it has very public consquences.
Some of the questions we asked are explicit, but they are questions the Attorney General will likely demand answers to as part of his investigation.
We have asked Mayor Adams to be a guest on "Straight Talk", but he has not yet accepted our invitation.
Join us at 7pm Saturday night on Newschannel 8.
Let us know what you think.
Let's keep talking.