© 2024 KASU
Your Connection to Music, News, Arts and Views for Over 65 Years
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Questionable 'News' of Government Video Packages

In recent years, the government has increasingly used video news releases as a public relations tool. Most VNRs are commissioned by private industry and aired on local news stations, but viewers are often unaware of the source of the "news" they just saw.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Mike Pesca first reached the airwaves as a 10-year-old caller to a New York Jets-themed radio show and has since been able to parlay his interests in sports coverage as a National Desk correspondent for NPR based in New York City.