by: 60 Minutes Australia // length: 14.08
This video of an Australian TV broadcast focuses on routine infant circumcision. With an earnest attempt to be as unbiased as possible, the show’s producers offer viewers both sides of the issue. For example, when discussing it from a medical perspective, they invited two doctors to speak about circumcision: one doctor is a famous opponent of routine circumcision while the other is a physician who has performed nearly 30,000 routine circumcisions, and clearly supports the benefits of the procedure. In addition, the program invited a young couple who decided to have their infant circumcised, despite its unpopularity in their region of Australia. The couple’s pro-circumcision stand, however, is offset by the 28-year-old male guest who deeply regrets his own circumcision as an infant. Finally, the show never makes light of the topic and always attempts to offer as many insights into the issue as a relatively short news program can.