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WJLA’s Emotional Tribute To Orlando’s Tragedy

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 6/15/2016

Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA-TV Washington, D.C. shared with TVNewsCheck its emotional tribute expressing support for the victims and their families affected by the Orlando massacre. WJLA used the voices of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington spontaneously singing “We Shall Overcome” in front of the White House on June 12. On June 13, WJLA extended a 5’x20’ banner in the middle of D.C.’s historic DuPont Circle, asking viewers and passersby to sign messages of love and hope.

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