KGAN-2, CBS (TV Station)

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KGAN-2 is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa television station and an affiliate of the CBS television network.

Station Owner

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the midday news bulletin on January 4, 2005 the station broadcast an interview from a satellite media tour (SMT) mixed with edited and re-voiced material from a video news release (VNR) produced by D S Simon Productions for Subway promoting its "fresh solutions" menu. [1]

Contact Details

600 Old Marion Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319-395-9060 or 800-642-6140
Phone (News): 1-800-222-KGAN or 1-800-222-5426
Fax: 319-395-0987

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.