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February 11, 2009

Rehr Thanks President for Recognizing Broadcasters' Public Service Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr sent a letter to President Barack Obama today expressing appreciation for the president's recognition of local broadcasters' public service efforts. During President Obama's first White House news conference, he recognized the efforts of many stations airing public service announcements that provide information on local food banks.

Writing to President Obama, Rehr said, "As our nation experiences difficult times, radio and television broadcast stations are helping their local communities by addressing important social issues that affect all Americans."

"Furthering the messages in these PSAs, local stations across the country are taking action by organizing countless food and clothing drives to address the immediate needs in their communities," Rehr continued.

Rehr's entire letter can be read online, here in PDF format.

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