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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2017
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NAB Statement on President's Tweet Regarding TV License Renewals

WASHINGTON -- In response to a tweet by President Donald Trump regarding TV license renewals, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“The founders of our nation set as a cornerstone of our democracy the First Amendment, forever enshrining and protecting freedom of the press. It is contrary to this fundamental right for any government official to threaten the revocation of an FCC license simply because of a disagreement with the reporting of a journalist.”

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