Forget the glamour of broadcast news. Forget journalistic standards as well. Two former Atlanta television reporters whoare suing the station say they were forced to churn out formulaic stories with little regard for news value.

In a federal suit seeking overtime pay, Karen Eisele and Marc. W. Mooney liken local television news reporting toassembly-line work. They are seeking an unspecified sum for back overtime at a rate of time-and-a-half.