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Can Media, Government Get Along When Disaster Strikes?

Can Media, Government Get Along When Disaster Strikes?

Getting stations to accurately assess their readiness in times of emergency is one of the questions at the heart of a public forum next week sponsored by the FCC and the Department of Homeland Security. At the June 2 meeting, both entities will examine how the relationship between local media and government can be strengthened to support local market operational readiness to cope with terrorist attacks or natural disasters. The meeting follows the Media Security and Reliability Council meeting at the FCC.
“Only by working together can we ensure full readiness for when disaster strikes,” said FCC Chairman Michael Powell.
Confirmed Participants include: ABC’s Sam Donaldson; Ann Arnold, executive director, Texas Association of Broadcasters; Glenn Reitmeier, vice president, technology, NBC Broadcast and Network Operations; Pat Roberts, president, Florida Association of Broadcasters, Inc and Topper Shutt, chief meteorologist, WUSA(TV), Washington.