Scripps TV Stations Expand Industry-leading Commitment to Election Coverage

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP - News), which started granting free airtime to political candidates more than a decade ago, has renewed its commitment to unrivaled election coverage with multiple enhancements that make the Scripps commitment unique in our local markets.

As part of "Democracy 2012," the Scripps stations in all 13 of the company's television markets will provide a minimum of five minutes of free airtime to candidates nightly between 5 p.m. and 11:35 p.m. in the 30 days preceding the general elections. The stations also will provide free airtime as needed during the 30 days preceding primary elections. The Scripps television station group successfully implemented a similar free airtime policy during the national elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Participating in Democracy 2012 are the company's ten ABC-affiliated stations, WXYZ in Detroit; KMGH in Denver; KGTV in San Diego; KERO in Bakersfield, Calif.; WCPO in Cincinnati; WEWS in Cleveland; WRTV in Indianapolis; WFTS in Tampa, Fla.; WMAR in Baltimore; and KNXV in Phoenix. Also participating are the company's three NBC-affiliated stations, WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla.; KSHB in Kansas City, Mo.; and KJRH in Tulsa, Okla.
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