Television brings viewers into places they’d never otherwise see, informing us about areas usually closed off due to security, safety, or privacy concerns. Ideally, those sensitivities would prompt discretion on what is fit for broadcast, but now, ABC finds itself accused of gross insensitivity.

Dan Kennedy teaches journalism at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley hosts WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Roy Harrisis an author and journalist.

Jon Keller is a political analyst at WBZ.