January 23, 2004

The National Association of Broadcasters announced plans to hold an All-Industry Summit to address topics related to responsible programming.

The first-of-its-kind meeting, to be held in early Spring, comes in response to growing concern over program content from parents, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.

"Broadcasters have a long history of being responsive to community needs, whether it be Amber Alerts, coverage of local issues, emergency weather warnings, or providing airtime for charities," said NAB President Edward O. Fritts. "The time has come for a full and frank dialogue with our media colleagues on voluntary programming responsibility."

Fritts said a broad cross section of local broadcasters, network representatives and other stakeholders from across the country will be invited to the private event.

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