KGUN-9, ABC (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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KGUN-9 is a Tucson, Arizona television station and an affiliate of the ABC television network.

Station Owner

Journal Broadcast Group

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 5am news bulletin on November 22, 2005 the station incorporated material from a satellite media tour (SMT) organized by D S Simon Productions for the Panasonic, Namco and Techno Source on high-tech gift ideas. The SMT was organized for Robin Raskin. [1]

In the 5am news bulletin on December 14, 2005 the station broadcast an interview from a satellite media tour (SMT) organized by D S Simon Productions for the Knowledge Adventure, Brother Build-A-Bear Workshop, Tide to Go and on stocking stuffer ideas for Christmas. The SMT was part of PR campaign by Edelman. [2]

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Contact Details

7280 E. Rosewood St.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520.722.5486
Fax: 520.733.7050
News: 520.290.7700

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.