Even with millions of sources for news, Americans turn to local TV and radio stations first.



As the most trusted source of news, broadcasters are committed to reporting the facts, giving people the knowledge they need to be informed citizens.

Local stations, and TV and radio journalists, take freedom of speech seriously and are using the power of media and technology to provide listeners and viewers with immediate access to the events that impact our communities and the world. Even with millions of sources for information, Americans turn to local radio and television stations first.

From the inspirational first Moon landing to the tragedy of 9-11, Americans turn to local TV and radio stations to follow inspiring events and mourn together when our friends and neighbors are hurting. It’s no wonder that we trust those in our own community to bring us the critical news and information we need most.

Get broadcasters' account of history's biggest moments with this interactive timeline below.




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