WLFL-22, WB (TV Station)

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WLFL-22 is a Raleigh, North Carolina television station and an affiliate of the WB television network.

Station Owner

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 10pm news bulletin on November 25, 2005 the station incorporated an edited and revoiced segment from a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for the Panasonic, Namco and Techno Source on high-tech gift ideas. The VNR was produced for Robin Raskin. [1]

In October 2004, CJR Daily reported that WLFL aired a VNR from the Bush administration's Department of Education, promoting the controversial No Child Left Behind policy. The VNR, which featured reporter-turned-flack Karen Ryan, ended with the line, "I'm Karen Ryan, reporting from Washington." [2]

Contact Details

WLFL - WB22
3012 Highwoods Blvd. Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 919-872-9535
Fax: 919-878-3877
Web: http://www.wlfl22.com/raleigh_nc/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Zachary Roth, "Karen Ryan Redux," CJR Daily, October 11, 2004.
  • 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.