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Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala Face Off in PSAs by NAB Education Foundation

Broadcasters Can Download PSAs To Promote Free Speech<

FOR RELEASE: October 16, 2007

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute


Arlington, Va., Oct. 16, 2007 - Radio and television broadcasters can air public service announcements (PSAs) celebrating National Freedom of Speech Week Oct. 15 - 21, thanks to the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF).

NABEF has prepared radio and TV spots this year featuring Tucker Carlson, host of the upcoming CBS game show "Do You Trust Me?," and Paul Begala, Democratic analyst for CNN. Despite their political differences, they agree to uphold each other's right to express their beliefs.

Broadcasters can download the PSAs at, or at the National Freedom of Speech Week website, NABEF encourages stations to air the Begala and Carlson PSAs during this commemorative week, as well as throughout the year.

"Freedom of speech is fundamental to American democracy and a gift from our Founding Fathers," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "NAB is proud to sponsor this annual campaign and urges local stations to air these PSAs."

Still available on NABEF's website are eight National Freedom of Speech Week PSAs produced last year in both English and Spanish. Stations can still download and air these PSAs.

Broadcasters are also encouraged to download the official NFSW logo and to display it on their websites. The logo is available at and at

NABEF is a Partnering Organization of National Freedom of Speech Week. Broadcast outlets and other organizations can become Partnering Organizations by registering online at There is no charge.

National Freedom of Speech Week is coordinated by The Media Institute, a nonprofit research foundation specializing in communications policy and the First Amendment. For more information, visit the Institute online at