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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) News reports written and distributed by the administration extolling President Bush’s policies featured; excerpts shown from Internet & TV reports; GAO warning against prepackaged news quoted; details given of the Justice Department’s ruling that video news releases are legal. [Senator Edward KENNEDY – says this is propaganda.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – defends the practice.] [Radio-Television News Directors Assn. Barbara COCHRAN- says material must be clearly labeled as to the origin.] NBC News policy on video from non-news organizations cited.
- Williams, Brian;
- Mitchell, Andrea
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