Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has finally been given a chance to do what she has always wanted: investigate stories in depth and report the facts, no matter where they lead and without regard to whom they embarrass.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., which owns local CBS, NBC, ABC, Telemundo and Fox affiliates across the country, will debut a weekly investigative program, “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” on Sunday, Oct. 4, according to PRNewsWire.
“We will pierce secrecy and seek accountability from government, corporations and special interests,” said program host Attkisson. “We will report on untouchable topics in a fearless way with a team of award-winning journalists. We will follow the trail no matter where it leads.”
After two decades with CBS News, Attkisson grew frustrated with the network’s liberal bias and its muzzling of stories that were near and dear to her, such as the federal gun-running scheme “Operation Fast and Furious” and the terrorist attack on the U.S. foreign mission in Benghazi, Libya, which took four American lives, including that of Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
She announced her resignation from the network in March 2014.
Scott Livingston, vice president of news for Sinclair Television Group, announced the new program.
“This is serious journalism dedicated to serious topics that impact us all,” Livingston said, according to PRNewsWire. “Sinclair Broadcast Group is excited to launch this show. Our team on ‘Full Measure’ is a sign of our dedication to the reporting. We’ve recruited experienced, dedicated and passionate news professionals with proven records in investigative reporting and network broadcasting.”
Ms. Attkisson is a recipient of five Emmy Awards, seven Emmy nominations and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism. She recently authored the New York Times bestseller “Stonewalled,” which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images that the public receives every day.
Batt Humphreys will be the broadcast’s executive producer. He served in several executive roles with CBS News in New York, including EP of “The Early Show” and director of standards and practices.
“In today’s world of media and journalism, where reporting is often superficial, we pledge to dig deeper, to bring the context and perspective to the stories that matter, to bring to our audience the ‘Full Measure'” Humphreys said, according to PRNewsWire.
Watch “28 pages: Secrets of the Congressional 9/11 report,” via “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.”
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