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All-Star Lineup Of Journalists To Champion Sunshine Week ‘07
Tom Brokaw, Ben Bradlee and Judy Woodruff will make the case for open government in public service announcements produced by the Radio & Television News Directors Foundation for Sunshine Week, March 11-17.
The 30-second messages will be distributed to television and radio stations across the country to highlight the importance of protecting public access to government information. RTNDF’s participation is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
“The hallmarks of a great democracy include government transparency and accountability,” said RTNDF president Barbara Cochran. “Sunshine Week gives us an opportunity to engage the public in advocating for openness and resisting restrictions on government information. News organizations serve as watchdogs on behalf of the public and during Sunshine Week television and radio stations can let the public know about important stories that would go untold if access is blocked.”
The audio PSAs are now available to be downloaded through the RTNDA web site.
Freedom of Information and U.S. Journalism Change are serious issues that need serious solutions. Al, any room left on your plate?
On a side note: I ran into Judy Woodruff a few weeks back in the take-out line at Chicken Out in Spring Valley. We chatted a bit - she is a both charming and gracious, dedicated to truth and lots of side orders. ;)