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6 Charles Ponce de Leon, That's the Way It Is: A History of Television News in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015), 20.

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10 "'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' to Expand?" Los Angeles Times, December 28, 1981.

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13 Steve Behrens, "Nightly Presence: For Some, Worth the Cost," Current, September 22, 1997, https://current.org/wp-content/uploads/archive-site/prog/prog717n.html.

14 Ibid.

15 Beth Courtney (president and CEO, Louisiana Public Broadcasting), interview by Leslie Bourgeois on behalf of Alejandra Dean, May 2017.

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17 "Where Public Television Means More Than a Political Football," New York Times. April 17, 1995, C9.

18 Steve Behrens, "KTCA's NewsNight Minnesota: Under This Newscast's Slick Surface, Producers Removed the Pathology of TV News," Current, December 18, 1995, https://current.org/wp-content/uploads/archive-site/prog/prog523n.html.