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Network News Shows Cover NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

The NFL's new, tougher policy on domestic violence  was teased in the opening segments of CBS' and NBC's evening news shows, and all three network news programs aired reports. NBC led its broadcast with the new policy, with NBC's Lester Holt noting the "outcry was loud and it was heard," as ...

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