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House Panel to Examine Media’s Role in Crisis

Sep 13, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The House Select Committee on Homeland Security has announced hearings Sept. 15 to consider the role the broadcast media play in the war on terrorism and how the media relate with government “in times of crisis.”

Among the key questions to be addressed: how much information the media should provide the public, and how the government can “best partner with the media to ensure the public is properly informed.”

The witnesses scheduled to testify are Marvin Kalb, former moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press”; Frank Sesno, former VP and Washington bureau chief for CNN; Barbara Cochran, president, Radio-Television News Directors Association; Gregory Caputo, news director, WGN-TV in Chicago; and Robert Long, VP and news director, KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.