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Broadcasters: Taking Action to End the Opioid Epidemic
Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across the country. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, with deaths from heroin increasing 248 percent between 2010 and 2015. This trend is driven by the abuse of prescription painkillers. Local radio and television broadcasters are uniquely positioned to increase awareness of this epidemic and provide resources to communities across the country. We are answering the call and leading this effort.
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WRAL-TV, NBC Universal and NAB Showcase Next Gen TV with Olympic Broadcast (2/20/2018)

Travel Video Awards to Debut at 2018 NAB Show (2/16/2018)

NAB Show Panel to Explore the Rise of Digital Leaders in Broadcast (2/16/2018)

Kristen Bell to Receive 2018 NAB Television Chairman's Award (2/15/2018)

NAB Statement on House Energy & Commerce Committee Markup of Repack Funding Legislation (2/13/2018)

CBS News Digital Head Christy Tanner to Keynote Online Video Program at 2018 NAB Show (2/13/2018)

Rep. Gene Green to Receive Inaugural NAB Broadcast Champion Award (2/12/2018)

Simon Mainwaring to Explore the Future of Profits During 2018 NAB Show Keynote (2/9/2018)

NAB Statement on Passing of Ray Baum (2/9/2018)

PILOT Launches Campaign Highlighting Broadcast Innovation Stories (2/8/2018)

New Video Streaming Summit to Launch at 2018 NAB Show (2/7/2018)

Testimony of Sam Matheny at House Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing on Emergency Alerting (2/6/2018)

Recruiter Registration Now Open for NABEF's 2018 Media Sales Institute (1/31/2018)

WTOP-FM Washington to Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award at NAB Show (1/29/2018)

Joint Statement on Deal Resolving Broadcaster Issues with Music Modernization Act (1/26/2018)

Broadcasters Donate Over $32 Million in Airtime for PSAs Addressing Opioid Abuse Epidemic (1/25/2018)

Testimony of Sam Matheny at Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Emergency Alerting (1/25/2018)

NAB Statement on Introduction of Music Modernization Act in Senate (1/24/2018)

John David Plans Transition at NAB (1/22/2018)

Elvis Duran to be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame (1/16/2018)

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