The following is an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Tuesday, June 22, 2010:
This week, WBRC is airing a special program called "Coastal Crisis - Impact Alabama". We're pooling the resources of four Alabama television stations and a sister station in Georgia to air an hour-long special about the Gulf oil spill's impact on Alabama and the Gulf Coast. It is being broadcast live from Gulf Shores.
The show focuses on how the spill is affecting everything Alabama… our tourism industry, overall economy and wildlife, as well as what is being done to protect and restore our beaches. We hear first-hand accounts from those coastal residents whose lives have been impacted by the spill.
On the web, during the telecast, viewers can interact directly with us and participate in live chats with local experts.
We've seen a lot on television from the national networks and cable about this crisis. What makes this show different is that it is about Alabama and is produced by Alabamians for our citizens. Our parent company, Raycom, is an Alabama-owned broadcast company, headquartered in Montgomery. Our state-wide news resources give us a unique perspective as we explore the short-term and long-term effects of this crisis.
Please join us on Wednesday evening at 7 pm for "Coastal Crisis - Impact Alabama". If you miss it then, it will be aired again this Saturday at 5 pm on WBRC.
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