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WASHINGTON—About a month delayed and in a widely different landscape than what would have been under normal circumstances, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith gave his annual NAB Show State of the Industry during the NAB Show Express Welcome Event. Smith addressed the most pressing issue facing the industry—and the global community at large—the coronavirus pandemic. He acknowledged the personal and business challenges that have been brought about by COVID-19, which he said has even resulted in some broadcasters having to shut down entirely. “We don’t know how long this pandemic will last, or what the lasting effects of it might be on our economy,” Smith said. “But there is one thing I do know … broadcasters endure. Right now, you are in the darkest valley, but know that for most Americans, you are their beacon of light and hope.
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