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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2015
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NAB Statement on Shooting Deaths of Roanoke TV Reporter, Cameraman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the shooting deaths of WDBJ-TV Roanoke's Alison Parker and Adam Ward this morning, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"Today’s news of the tragic murders of broadcast journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward is heartbreaking and horrifying. These were two young journalists who were simply trying to serve and inform their communities. Our broken hearts go out to the families of Alison and Adam, to the staff at WDBJ, and to the employees of Schurz Communications."

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