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June 12, 2012
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC's Viewability Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the FCC's "viewability" order, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB remains concerned that today's FCC decision has the potential to impose negative financial consequences on small local TV stations that are a source for minority, religious and independent program diversity across America. If that is the outcome, millions of viewers will be the losers. NAB will be reviewing our options with our Board of Directors.

"We would like to thank the members of Congress who urged the FCC to extend the viewability rule another three years, along with groups like Consumers Union that also weighed in on the side of local broadcasters."

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