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Holding Local Broadasters Accountable to the Public Interest - Film and Workshop at Occupy National Gathering 2014

July 31, 2014
For Immediate Release
contact: Sue Wilson
sue@mediaactioncenter.net

Holding Local Broadasters Accountable to the Public Interest -
Film and Workshop at Occupy National Gathering 2014

Friday, August 1, Sacramento area documentary filmmaker and activist Sue Wilson will screen her film "Broadcast Blues" and will conduct a hands on workshop at the Occupy National Gathering 2014 to teach people how to hold their local radio and TV stations accountable to their public interest obligations.  The workshop will focus on the intersection of money, politics, and profits from political advertising on radio and TV.

"Sacramento stations made more than $600,000 from political ads just in the 2014 primary season, and many of those ads are not even true" says Wilson. "Nationwide this fall, TV stations are expected to rake in $3 billion - that's billion with a 'B.'  We need to ensure all our local stations are providing us with factual political information, and not just Madison Avenue hype."

The workshop will be held in room 447 of the State Capitol from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.  The public is invited.