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WDAF-4, FOX (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's special report, Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed.
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WDAF-4 is a Kansas City, Missouri television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Fox/News Corporation

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 9pm news bulletin on June 11, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release produced by MultiVu for the American Dental Association on saliva testing for diseases. The broadcast version was a FOX national edit. [1]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WDAF aired an SMT titled "Quick & Healthy Housekeeping with Laura Dellutri" on June 8, 2004, at 8:00 AM. [2]

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. [3]

Contact Details

WDAF-TV FOX 4
3030 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-753-4567
Fax (News): 816-561-4181
Web: http://www.myfoxkc.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.