Harrell Campaign Press Release

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:11 pm by dembones

Local PBS blacks out NOW Program about Carter, Harrell
PBS censors program about the Iraq War’s impact on the Ft. Hood Community and Midterm elections

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2006

(Killeen) Democratic Congressional Nominee and Soldiers’ Mom, Mary Beth Harrell, is calling a press conference today at 1:00 p.m. (CST), outside the KNCT-TV studio located on the Central Texas College Campus in Killeen, Texas to announce the action she will take against KNCT-TV for refusing to air the national news program NOW on November 3rd. Harrell will be joined by attorney, Jerry Hebert, Executive Director of the Washington D.C. based organization, Campaign Legal Center, and Libertarian Nominee Matt McAdoo.

The NOW program focused on the Iraq Wars’ impact on Ft. Hood, its surrounding communities and the local Congressional elections that are just days away. NOW Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa interviewed Congressman John Carter (R-Round Rock) and Democratic Congressional Challenger Mary Beth Harrell and featured a photo and quote from Libertarian Nominee Matt McAdoo. The program also included numerous inteviews with local Ft. Hood community residents. Yet the Local PBS affiliate deliberately deprived the local community it serves the right to view the program.

PBS affiliates KWBU-TV located on the Baylor University Campus in Waco and KLRU-TV located on the University of Texas Campus in Austin, did air the NOW program as well as all the PBS stations across the country.


Date: November 4, 2006
Time: 1:00 p.m. CST
Location: KNCT-TV Studio
Central Texas College Campus
6200 W. Central Expressway
Building 109
Killeen, Texas 76541

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