Community Service

CBS Television Stations’ KYW-TV Philadelphia held their 12th annual Alex Scott Telethon, a 14-hour on-air benefit for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event raised a record $7 million for pediatric cancer research.
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WDIV morning anchor Rhonda Walker has been awarded the NABJ Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award.
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NBC-owned WNBC and Telemundo’s WNJU New York City collected 1.9 million meals, which will restock eight food banks with 240 tons of nonperishable goods.
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Cox Media’s ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando recently paid $1 million of medical debt for 1,000 people.
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WTIC, the Tribune-owend Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Connecticut to change that.
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WFTV, Orlando’s ABC affiliate, and like KIRO in Seattle, owned by Cox, is paying off $1 million of medical debt for 1,000 people.
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WXIN, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, held a 13-hour telethon that raised more than $102,000, enough to provide over 300,000 meals for hungry Hoosiers.
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WFMY, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in the market, along with the United Way also raised money for the tornado victims, holding two telethons. The partnership generated more than $100,000.
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WGHP, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in close-by High Point, partnered with the Salvation Armies of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and Burlington for an in-studio telethon last week that netted more than $70,000 to aid the recovery effort.
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KYW-TV and WPSG-TV ninth annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Telethon, a 14-hour on-air fundraiser that aired live across both television stations, raised more than $1 million.
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KSL, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City owned by Bonneville International is airing an in-depth special report tonight at 10 to tackle all the tough issues surrounding the safe schools conversation.
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Fox O&O KDFW Dallas airs a segment called Trackdown that so far has resulted in the capture of eight criminals, some wanted for murder.
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WBNS, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, owned by the Dispatch Printing Company, is airing a one-hour special on bullying in partnership with The Columbus Metropolitan Club.
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Raycom’s National Investigative Team, led by WVUE’s Lee Zurik, in a series of investigative reports, uncovered how many high-opioid prescribers across the country have avoided scrutiny.
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Tribune’s CW affiliate WPIX has been revealing what residents have been going through in public housing in the city for months. The governor, seeing it for himself on camera, called conditions he witnessed “much worse that anyone can imagine. This is an emergency.”
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Disney and ABC are donating up to 1 million books to First Book and are inviting consumers to join the annual "Magic of Storytelling" campaign.
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WJXT, Graham Media’s independent in Jacksonville, Fla., is airing a live town hall discussion to try to answer the question: How do we keep our kids safe?
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A KOAA town hall meeting brought together members of the Colorado Springs community to brainstorm solutions to prevent school tragedies.
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Some sick children and their families in North Dakota will have their wishes come true soon thanks to KVLY and North Dakota Make-A-Wish Miles Drive.
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NBC O&O KNTV placed hidden cameras inside a parked car and soon enough, some thieves took the bait and broke in.
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