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Broadcasters Demonstrate Social Distancing

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/24/2020

TEGNA’s ABC affiliate WHAS-TV Louisville, Ky., implemented changes in mid-March to inform and educate local audiences on how to best protect themselves during the coronavirus outbreak. One such changes includes using overhead cameras so viewers can see social distancing in action. Other steps taken include limiting interviews to medical and health professionals and adding a daily 4 p.m. broadcast.

"This is what we do. We keep the community informed and thank goodness we had a plan in place," said WHAS Anchor Doug Proffitt. "I can say what we are experiencing reminds me of anchoring during September 11th or the tornado, snowstorm and ice storms that we’ve covered in the past, but they all eventually melted away. This feels very different."

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