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Local TV News Coverage

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Local TV News Coverage

Local TV News Coverage

Local TV News Coverage

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: HANK PRICE General Manager, WBBM-TV, Chicago, IL GARY WORDLAW General Manager and President WTVH, Syracuse, NY CARL GOTTLIEB Deputy Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism "If it bleeds, it leads." Stories about fires and crime are staples of local TV news. But some stations are now trying something different. In an effort to boost ratings, some stations are replacing sensational stories with what they consider to be more thoughtful and "responsible" coverage. Join Juan Williams and guests for a discussion about local TV news coverage.