On Friday, KAIT and its reporters Symphonie Privett, Allison Munn, long-time photographer Laura Gunter, and meteorologist Justin Logan were honored by the Arkansas Associated Press.
They won for stories they told about you, the viewers. They won telling stories about a mother meeting the person who received her son's heart. They won telling stories about a soldier returning home to surprise his daughter. They won telling stories about someone's struggle to get their credit back into the good. They won by telling you forecasts to keep you safe.
They won by telling your stories.
Your stories are what we tell here every day at Region 8 News. The good, the bad, the emotional.
All too often these days, everyone gets painted with a broad brush.
"They're all bad."
"They're all good."
"It's all the media's fault…"
Broad brushes. Everyone lumped together. Everyone at fault. But that's not real life. That's not everyone's story.
We're surrounded by good, bad, and emotional stories every day. But, it's how we choose to view them that dictates how we feel.
Alcoholics Anonymous' 12-step program is recognizable across the world. Step number 2 states:
Telling all kinds of stories.
The bad ones with good guys who come to the rescue and help.
The good ones that restore our faith in humanity.
The emotional ones: the stories that move us so emotionally we help, we demand action, or we simply cry.
We tell your stories Region 8. Your stories let us believe that a power greater than ourselves will restore our sanity and make this A Better Region 8.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager
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