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During a live press conference carried by TV stations in Savanah, Ga., Georgia Governor Nathan Deal surprised viewers by singling out WTOC, Raycom’s CBS affiliate, for its outstanding coverage during Hurricane Matthew.
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WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm owned by Scripps, brought 25 additional staff members from other Scripps stations to assist in its hurricane coverage.
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Read comments from viewers who sent emails to WESH thanking them for their coverage of Hurricane Matthew.
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WGHP, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro-High Point, N.C., held an in-studio, 13-hour telethon to raise funds to help recovery efforts from damage done by Hurricane Matthew. “We felt it was our responsibility to do what we could to help. The people of the Piedmont Triad are tremendously charitable, and we wanted to provide a way for our viewers to help,” said Jim Himes, WGHP’s general manager.
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In Jacksonville, Fla., like in many of the markets where Matthew came ashore, the news was filled with stories of damage and recovery, and in some cases, stories of evacuations. Long-time WJXT news anchor Tom Wills addressed the viewers with a heartfelt, emotional plea to evacuate. “Lots and lots and lots of people evacuated because of what he said,” said Bob Ellis, WJXT’s general manager. “It was a moment that this television station will be proud of for years to come.”
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Lights for the Cure, a joint effort between KYW-TV, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia and Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, is turning the city’s skyline pink during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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They are stories both heartbreaking and inspirational, and Molly Grantham never tires of telling them.
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A commercial-free, 90-minute documentary, Our Wisconsin: Equity & Justice For All?, aired on WKOW, Quincy Media’s ABC affiliate in Madison, Wis.
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Some were babies; others in junior high. All have one thing in common: they appeared in Children First specials over the years. Now ABC30, KFSN finds out what they are doing now! ABC30 anchors Dale Yurong and Graciela Moreno host a half-hour special, “Children First: Where Are They Now?
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WBRZ, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, La., owned by the Manship family, raised more than $185,000 in an hour-long telethon, Unite for Our Heroes Telethon.
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KMIR and KPSE, the NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Palm Springs owned by OTA Broadcasting, are inviting the public to attend a special gathering with the Palm Springs mayor and officials of both the LGBT and Islamic communities, as well as other local faith and community leaders, in downtown Palm Springs.
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Hundreds of families have been displaced by all the flooding throughout the Houston region. KHOU 11 News and the American Red Cross teamed up for a telethon to receive donations from viewers throughout the region, raising $52,248.
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KYW-TV and WPSG, the CBS and CW affiliates in Philadelphia owned by CBS, air the 10th Annual Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope Telethon.
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Starting Monday September 12, 2016, ABC30, KFSN-TV will expand its half hour Midday newscast to one hour at 11am. ABC30 Action News Midday will be anchored by Jason Oliveira and Margot Kim, with StormWarn30 weather forecasts by meteorologist Rob Bradley.

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Stories of hardship recently aired on WJZY, the Fox O&O in Charlotte, N.C. But then after the stories aired, with the help of WJZY, some businesses in the community stepped forward.
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"Rockin' Recovery" is a weekly radio talk show about beating drug addition. The show will also be simulcast on WFLD-TV/FOX 32's website, Fox32Chicago.com.
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In response to seeing flyers in people’s mailboxes, WWBT, the NBC affiliate in Richmond owned by Raycom, is doing a series of stories on hate groups in the area.
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KYW-TV, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia, will broadcast the 26th Annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure this Sunday, Mother’s Day, from 6 to 9 a.m.
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KRGV, the ABC affiliate for Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen and South Padre Island area of south Texas, recently spent two weeks highlighting diabetes, an epidemic in the Rio Grande Valley.
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WJXT’s Positively Jax partnership with the Florida Dental Association Foundation helped provide nearly 3,000 people with urgently needed dental care at no cost to the patients, according the station.
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