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Local TV Spreads Messages of Hope During COVID-19 Crisis

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/23/2020

As people turn to local TV news for information they can trust about the global COVID-19 crisis, stations are responding with messages of hope and optimism, togetherness and kindness. TVNewsCheck featured a few messages here from these stations:

  • Cox’s ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando
  • TEGNA’s NBC affiliate WTHR Indianapolis
  • KAKE, Lockwood Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate KAKE Wichita, Kan
  • Lilly Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate KITV Honolulu
  • Nexstar’s NBC affiliate WCMH Columbus, Ohio
  • Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis
  • Weigel Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WBND South Bend, Ind.
  • Nexstar’s Fox affiliate WXIN Indianapolis
  • TEGNA’s CBS affiliate WTSP Tampa

“We feel it is important to share messages of hope during these difficult times,” said Dan Meyers, marketing director at TEGNA’s NBC affiliate WGRZ Buffalo. “We want people to feel that we will get through this, and we will do it together.”

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