03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sam Donaldson's Digits In DC Madam's Black Book

Once upon a time in D.C. there was a Madam named Debra. The boys under the Dome loved her milkshakes and they formed a line in her yard. Soon a scandal erupted, and to the long list of politicos found peppered in Deborah Jeane Palfrey's phone records, a certain infamously combed-over newsman from the very network that broke much of the story was included as well.

Maybe one of Sam Donaldson's phone numbers allegedly showing up in Ms. Palfrey's immense list of ungentlemanly callers was part of the reason ABC's coverage of the Madam's story was ultimately rather, uh, flaccid.

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