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WFSB Three Hour Town Hall Covers Coronavirus in Connecticut

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/19/2020

Meredith Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WFSB-TV Hartford, Conn., aired on March 19 a three-hour special on COVID-19 in the state. U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Governor Ned Lamont, and local and state health officials participated in the evening using video conference calls. WFSB focused the event on covering topics relevant to the local community, including a question-and-answer session on access to food, supplies and medical assistance; what to do when experiencing symptoms; and the state’s overall response to the pandemic.

“Our news stations are a part of the communities they serve, and right now it’s important that we support those communities,” said Gary Brown, Meredith’s senior vice president of content.

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