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September 13, 2007
Dennis Wharton
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Statement from NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr on the Death of Alaska Broadcasting Pioneer Augie Hieber

WASHINGTON -- "NAB and the entire broadcast family mourn the passing of Augie Hiebert, who was a legendary figure in Alaskan and American broadcasting. Before introducing television to viewers in both Anchorage and Fairbanks, Mr. Hiebert was the first person in North America to hear radio announcements on the attack at Pearl Harbor.

"For more than seven decades, Mr. Hiebert distinguished himself as a risk-taking pioneer with an unmatched commitment to community service. Our thoughts today are with the family of this great man and great broadcaster."

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