Did ABC Put Restrictions on Jennings Funeral?

At yesterday's funeral for former ABC anchor Peter Jennings, the network apparently placed some rather stringent restrictions on the press who covered it.

According to The Media Drop, ABC News spokeswoman Cathie Levine sent out an email to TV and radio assignment desks which banned all TV and radio crews from the service and prohibited both media from using ABC News-provided audio and video in promos or teasers. The network also forbade TV outlets from putting their logos on any of the official video.

The full posting is available here. It includes the text of the email.

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