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Sep 16, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“At first I was skeptical. … However, the coverage, and especially the president’s speech from Ellis Island, captured the perfect tone. His emphasis on American values and respect for life reminded us all why we must continue to fight the forces of evil.”
Tom Shannon, VP, Western region, Equity Broadcasting Corp.
“The coverage was necessary. It … was important to check in with the people affected, and to see how the country’s reacted to change. People are still very emotional. They need a forum to express themselves, and in many ways, TV allowed them that freedom.”
Drew Speier, anchor/reporter, News 12 New Jersey
“The nation needed to come together on this date. Broadcasters needed to put aside `business as usual’ to facilitate this need. Based on what I observed on the networks, and on local stations in Houston, the … coverage was … appropriate and well done.”
Steve Wasserman, general manager, KPRC-TV (NBC), Houston