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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2011
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Dennis Wharton
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Statement from NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith on Broadcast Coverage of Deadly Tornadoes

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to local tv and radio broadcasters' extensive coverage of the series of tornadoes that have devastated parts of the country, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement:

"NAB salutes our radio and television station colleagues in the Midwest and South for breaking news coverage of devastating tornadoes that have caused so much human tragedy in recent days and weeks. In times of crisis, local broadcasters are a reliable first informer in providing emergency weather coverage that saves lives. Our thoughts are with those recovering from catastrophic tornadoes, and we applaud local TV and radio stations that are galvanizing relief efforts in grieving communities."

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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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