1. dateline is sensationalist trash. that's what the consumer is buying though, and I fully believe in letting the market steer itself.
2. drugs are a personal choice, you cannot stop someone from making that choice. experimenting is probably part of most kids' maturing process and as long as they live one way or another they'll learn something. hopefully they will learn that substance use (or abuse, whatever) isn't a particularly good way to go through life. I personally don't give a rip what one person does as long as it doesn't affect me.