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July 11, 2012
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NAB Statement on Broadcast Coverage of Honolulu Mayoral Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Hearst Television giving permission to Time Warner Cable to provide coverage of tonight's mayoral debate on Hearst's KITV and Time Warner's refusal of the offer, NAB Executive Vice President, Communications, Dennis Wharton issued the following statement:

"It's disappointing Time Warner Cable has elected to black out and block access by its subscribers to an important and timely public interest Mayoral debate produced and broadcast by Hearst's station KITV in Honolulu. We're pleased, however, that KITV is making this important program available to Honolulu's other local TV stations who have agreed to also broadcast it so it will be available to Time Warner's subscribers in Honolulu."

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