Senate Panel Sets Hearing on VNRs

Apr 22, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a hearing April 28 to consider the controversy over the government’s use of video news releases to promote administration projects on TV station news programs. Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., are expected to use the hearings to promote legislation that would require government-sponsored VNRs to run disclaimers continuously during their airing.