September 15, 2005
Belo delivers testimony to Federal Communications Commission regarding WWL-TV's role in Hurricane Katrina disaster and recovery efforts
Dallas, TX - Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) said today that David Duitch, vice president/Capital Bureau, delivered testimony today before the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") at a field hearing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Duitch noted that it was pre-planning with a catastrophe in mind and the dedication of WWL-TV employees that allowed the station to remain on air continuously before, during and after the disaster to provide an important public service to the New Orleans community, wherever they were located or relocated. As a local, over-the-air television station, WWL-TV was one of the only ways that many people could get information and was often the best way for local and other authorities to communicate with each other and the public. Duitch's complete testimony, as well as other items delivered to the FCC, is attached.
Duitch was representing WWL-TV, Belo's market-leading CBS affiliate in New Orleans, whose employees are continuing their comprehensive local coverage of the New Orleans disaster. Duitch coordinated sending Belo employees to the New Orleans area to help cover the story and provide much-needed relief for WWL staff.
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and al dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.
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