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Book speaks with News 14 Carolina about public records

Connie Book, associate dean of the School of Communications, spoke with News 14 Carolina on June 26 about public records in North Carolina and how citizens' rights to information kept by government agencies is a key ingredient in healthy democracies.

Connie Book

Morning news anchor Tracey Early interviewed Book in the wake of stories by the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C. The newspaper used public records in recent stories on travel expenses by North Carolina's governor and by the purchases made by a Wake County administrator fired this month for inappropriate use of county credit cards.

Those stories, Book says, would have been nearly impossible to write had it not been for open records laws.

For a short clip of Book's remarks, click on the link below.

Eric Townsend,
7/2/2008 11:15 AM