KAIT-8, ABC (TV Station)

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KAIT-8 is a Jonesboro, Arkansas television station and an affiliate of the ABC television network.

Station Owner

Liberty Corporation

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 7am news bulletin on November 4, 2005 the station broadcast an uncut video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for Trend Micro on e-mail 'phishing' scams. [1]

In the 5am news bulletin on January 26, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut video news release (VNR) produced by Medialink Worldwide for Cadillac on the making of Cadillac's Super Bowl ad. [2]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, KAIT aired an SMT titled "Quick & Healthy Housekeeping with Laura Dellutri" on June 10, 2004, at 5:00 PM. [3]

Contact Details

PO Box 790
472 County Road 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 931-8888
Web: http://www.kait8.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006