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December 12, 2012
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Passing of Joe L. Allbritton

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith regarding the death of Allbritton Communications' Joe L. Allbritton:

"Joe Allbritton was a larger than life figure in business, in media and in philanthropy. His contributions to local television are reflected every day in the programming excellence on display at WJLA-TV in Washington and seven other Allbritton-owned ABC affiliates across America. NAB salutes a visionary media entrepreneur for a life well lived."

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