Such a shame. We don't really have the news copters here, but I would probably watch teh live action if we did. Makes feel kinda bad for watching all of those caught on tape shows, but I guess ultimately the pilots should have been paying more attention.
Yeah, it all comes back to the pilots (or at least one of them) being "heads-down" in the cockpit. ATC just can't control every little aircraft buzzing around under 2000 feet, so they clear them by zones. It amazes me that it doesn't happen more often.