The deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., last month offers a reminder of the dedication of local broadcasters during emergencies and the need during this social media age to have information "filtered through reliable sources," Tom Butts writes. "Many put their lives at risk providing essential information to viewers and first responders alike," he writes. "Helicopter crews from local stations were among the first on the scene to document the massive destruction, the results of which some observers compared to a nuclear bomb. Lives were saved as a direct result."
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