Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 1/10/2021
As the unique voice that reaches all people, broadcasters were instrumental at keeping the nation up-to-date with trusted and unbiased information, comfort and guidance during and in the days following the insurrection at United States Capitol on January 6.
As it unfolded, broadcasters sprung to action and connected with their Representatives and Senators to investigate what was happening. On January 6 and in the days following the attack, broadcasters continued to cover and investigate the insurrection by setting up interviews directly with Members of Congress. During these interviews, Members offered a first-hand account of the day’s events, answered questions and provided context on the potential impact of the day.
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