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Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 6/7/2013
Hearstís TV stations across the country have followed KOCO-TV Oklahoma Cityís lead in raising money for relief efforts in Oklahoma. Since the storms, Hearst stations in Omaha, Kansas City, Sacramento, Baltimore and many other cities have raised $1 million and collected tons of emergency supplies. "The tragic tornado of Moore, Oklahoma is another reminder of the critical public service role of local broadcast television stations," said Hearst Television Inc. President Jordan Wertlieb.
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