‘Nightline’ Daily Line, April 6: ‘Nightline’ Senior Producer on Fleeing Bosnia 20 Years Ago

By ABC News

Apr 6, 2012 8:00am

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Home stretch folks, it’s Friday.

10:34 P.M. ET: Tonight on Nightline… we’ve got the latest on the fiery F-18 crash… a bonafide momma’s boy… and the amazing roving beetlecam! Tune in at 11:35

10:07 p.m. ET: Let the presidential race for social media supremacy begin! First, First Lady hopeful Ann Romney joins Pinterest… and now, Mitt’s got his very own Instagram account. His first upload is him painting eggs with a few of his very cute grandkids.

 

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Via MittRomney on Instagram

9:32 p.m. ET: A stunning Good Friday/ Passover moon shot by our very own Bill Weir from the roof of Nightline HQ…

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8:03 p.m. ET: Mama knows best? JuJu Chang goes inside the minds of the an ultimate mama’s boy… check out the piece on Nightline tonight.

7:43 p.m. ET: Anybody else remember All That? The Amanda Show? Sigh.  Another celebrity bites the DUI dust…

 

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Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

6:17 p.m. ET: More details on that plane crash… as Virginia Beach mayor calls the accident something he has long feared.

4:55 p.m. ET: Jackpot! Kansas Lotto officials announced the winner of Kansas’ largest jackpot prize ever has claimed the $218.6 million share of the prize. Over the past week, rumors have been rampant about the identities of the three winners. A Maryland McDonald’s employee and mother of seven, Mirlande Wilson, 37, has been dominating the rumor mill by claiming that she bought the ticket, but has yet to find it.

4:10 p.m. ET: Today marked the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian war. ”Nightline” senior producer Almin Karamehmedovic reflected on becoming a refugee in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and being forced to leave his hometown.

“Twenty years ago I was forced to leave my home in Sarajevo,” he said. “I became a refugee in my own hometown before leaving for London in 1995. And now I am here in New York. Because of the war, I became a journalist and looking back I could never be more proud to still call Sarajevo my home”

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Karamehmedovic's home in Sarajevo, 1992. Credit: ABC News/Almin Karamehmedovic

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Karamehmedovic at age 19 in Sarajevo in 1992. Credit: ABC News/Almin Karamehmedovic

3:04 p.m. ET: “Nightline” producer Erin Brady posted this photo of her with ABC’s Juju Chang and singer Nicki Minaj during an interview.

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2:00 p.m. ET: After facing enormous public pressure, the MPAA ruled today to lower the film rating on the documentary “Bully” to “PG 13″ so younger audiences can attend.

“I am excited that kids my age can easily go see the movie now that we have a PG-13 rating,” bullied teen Alex Libby told “Nightline” in an exclusive interview today. “I hope everyone who’s ever been bullied watches this and knows they’re not alone, and that they can stand up for themselves like I do now.”

1:05 p.m. ET: Tim Riley of the Virginia Beach fire department tells ABC News that both pilots ejected before the crash and were transported to a nearby hospital.

1:03 p.m. ET: The Navy confirms that an F-18 jet crashed on an apartment building in Virginia Beach

12:47 p.m. ET: Pinterest is now the third most popular social media website after Twitter and Facebook, VentureBeat reports. Interesting, because Pinterest has been accused of being heavily skewed towards women.

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11:25 a.m. ET: It seems viruses aren’t just for PCs anymore. More than 600,000 Apple computers worldwide have been infected with the Flashback Trojan, Russian anti-virus firm Dr. Web reported.

9:04 a.m. ET: March unemployment fell to 8.2 percent, as 120,000 new jobs were added, according to the U.S. Labor Department report out today.

8:35 a.m. ET: We kick off our Friday with a dive into the “Nightline” archive — back to 1987. Twenty-five years ago, then-Dodgers general manager Al Campanis told “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel that African-Americans “may not have the desire” to pursue management careers in baseball.

As ESPN.com’s William Weinbaum reports, Campanis went on to say he thought many blacks in baseball were “highly intelligent, but they may not have the desire to be in the front office.” And he added, “I know that they have wanted to manage and some of them have managed, but they’re outstanding athletes, very God-gifted, and they’re very wonderful people, and that’s all I can tell you about them.”

“I don’t believe it’s prejudice. I truly believe that they may not have some of the necessities to be, let’s say, a field manager, or perhaps a general manager,” Campanis added.

Koppel announced he was “flabbergasted,” and said “maybe we haven’t made all that much progress in 40 years.”

Watch the original “Nightline” interview here:

 

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