No. 97-0868.

978 S.W.2d 568 (1998)

WFAA-TV, INC., Petitioner, v. John McLEMORE, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Texas.

Decided September 24, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul C. Walter, Rachel Elizabeth Boehm, Dallas, R. Matt Dawson, Corsicana, for petitioner.

Aubrey R. Williams, Greg White, John Alonzo Montez, Felipe Reyna, Waco, for respondent.

HANKINSON, Justice, delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

In this defamation suit arising out of the 1993 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Mount Carmel, we decide whether a media plaintiff, one of only a few journalists to report live from the scene of the raid, whose reports were rebroadcast worldwide, and who willingly gave numerous interviews about his role in the failed raid, is a public figure. The plaintiff...

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