WCCB-18, FOX (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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WCCB-18 is a Charlotte, North Carolina television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Bahakel Communications

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 7am 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 Drugstore.com on stocking stuffer ideas for Christmas. The SMT was part of PR campaign by Edelman. [1]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WCCB aired an SMT titled "Quick & Healthy Housekeeping with Laura Dellutri" on June 8, 2004, at 6:30 AM. [2]

Contact Details

WCCB-18 FOX Charlotte
One Television Place
Charlotte NC 28208
Phone: (704) 372-1800
Phone: (704) 632-7361
Fax: (704) 358-4841
Web: http://www.foxcharlotte.tv/

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.