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WDBJ Newscast Again Honors Slain Journalists

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:34:01-04

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Hearts remain heavy for the morning news team at WDBJ-TV two days after two station employees were shot to death on the air.

Morning anchor Kim McBroom started Friday's broadcast by telling viewers, "another tough morning for us, but we're soldiering on."

Tributes to reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward continued to dominate the 5 a.m. newscast. This time, news unrelated to the tragedy dotted the program.

Parker and Ward were fatally shot by a former co-worker while conducting a live interview at Smith Mountain Lake.

McBroom said Ward was a contributor to the station's Friday night high school football coverage. The high school season starts Friday night.

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