Here is the internal memo that was sent to the Sinclair stations about stories that they “must run” for the July 4th Holiday.
Notice that stations are told that the story from Lara Logan MUST run in both the evening and morning newscasts:
1)TITLE:4th OF JULY FESTIVITIES IN WASHINGTON, DC
REPORTER: Angelica Alvarez
DESCRIPTION: President Trump’s changes to the 4th of July celebration continue to roil some. But there are displays of military might on the 4th of July and at other times during the year. NOTE: question of the day is related to this piece.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Are tanks displayed on the National Mall on the Fourth of July:
2)TITLE:RAISING TAXES ON CORPORATIONS?
REPORTER: Kristine Frazao
DESCRIPTION: Some Democratic presidential candidates say they will raise taxes on corporations, if elected. This piece will include sound from the president of the Job Creators network. Piece will also examine the strategy of attacking capitalism. Should hard work in America be punished?
2)TITLE: LARA LOGAN INVESTIGATES -U.S. MEXICO BORDER
REPORTER: Lara Logan
TIED TO NEWS EVENT OF THE DAY?: Yes. Can top the story with Inspector General at DHS report that came out in the last 24-hours detailing squalid conditions at detention centers. Link for OIG report: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-07/OIG-19-51-Jul19_.pdf
DESCRIPTION: Incoming Acting Chief of Customs and Border Protection tells us no matter where Americans live, what’s happening at the US/Mexico border impacts everyone. In his interview, Morgan is candid with Logan about the ongoing crisis at the border. NOTE: This piece needs to air this evening and during a Thursday morning newscast.