Why local broadcasters should take lead during next crisis

04/29/2013 | TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Broadcast networks would better serve their viewers during a future crisis similar to the Boston Marathon bombings by letting their local affiliates lead the coverage, Harry A. Jessell writes. "Next time, and I'm afraid there will be a next time, the networks should think about turning the screen over to their affiliates who know the local geography, know the local authorities and have the trust of local viewers who are more apt to call their favorite local station with eyewitness accounts and video than remote networks," he writes.

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