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News executive discusses TV career

May 30, 2007

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Former NBC News president Neal Shapiro discusses his journalistic roots, including his stint as executive producer of "Dateline NBC," beginning tonight on "River City Weekly."

Highlights include Shapiro's reflections on NBC's 9/11 coverage and his thoughts on new technologies and the future of journalism.

Shapiro was interviewed while in Lawrence for an October 2006 appearance at the Dole Institute of Politics and before becoming the president of public television station WNET in New York in February.

"River City Weekly," with host Greg Hurd, premieres on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays with replays at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

"River City Weekly also is available anytime on Sunflower On Demand.

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