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KYW-3, CBS (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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KYW-3 is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based television station and a part of the CBS network.

Station Owner

Viacom

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 6pm news bulletin on February 22, 2006 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release (VNR) produced by D S Simon Productions for Bioibérica promoting a nutritional supplement for treating joint pain from osteoarthritis. The television station used the VNR but in a story that was critical of the company's product. [1]

The station was documented airing a video news release by the Center for Media and Democracy, in its November 2006 report "Still Not the News: Stations Overwhelmingly Fail to Disclose VNRs. [2]

Contact Details

CBS 3
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Switch: 215-238-4700
Newsroom: 215-238-4850
Newsroom fax: 215-238-4783
Web: http://cbs3.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.