WCYB-5, NBC (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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WCYB-5 is a Bristol, Virginia television station and an affiliate of the NBC television network.

Station Owner

Bluestone Television

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the midday news bulletin on January 4, 2006 the station broadcast an interview from a satellite media tour (SMT) organized by D S Simon Productions for the Texas Instruments, Motorola, Nokia and Swiffer on the highlights of CES. The SMT was part of a PR campaign by Robin Raskin. [1]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WCYB aired an SMT with Laura Dellutri in April 2006. [2]

Contact Details

101 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone (Switch): (276) 645-1555
Phone (News): (276) 645-1522
Fax: 276-645-1553
Web: http://www.wcyb.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.