Coaxed by Oats

Quaker kit

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the curious Quaker Oats box media kits sent out to national news outlets with hopes of coaxing them to cover Cedar Rapids’ flood anniversary and ongoing recovery.

Cassie Willis, the city’s communications liaison, says, so far, four news organizations have responded.

National Public Radio is sending a reporter and the Associated Press will offer a story on its national wire. NBC news plans to air a piece next Friday and Fox News is sending a crew next week, Willis said.

Still no word from “Good Morning America,” despite numerous electronic overtures from locals on the show’s Web site.

Face it, folks, it’s tough to get attention with so many other important things happening. Hey, maybe we could organize a Jon and KateOctomom summit meeting here next week. Now that would get some coverage.

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