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In Focus with Martin Sheen Set to Explore Social Media and Emergency Response


In Focus with Martin Sheen is talking to officials to see how social media is changing the way they communicate with the public in emergencies.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

The producers of In Focus Martin Sheen are pleased to announce an upcoming report highlighting how social media is becoming a powerful tool to inform the public during emergencies.

In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently produced television program airing in markets around the country on public television. The TV show is hosted by the legendary Martin Sheen, who has appeared in more than 60 films over his illustrious 50 year career. In Focus Martin Sheen has been exploring several ways the internet is changing how we relate to one another, and the internet is a powerful tool in an emergency.

During Hurricane Sandy, the wide range of officials offering information can often be difficult to digest. In some cases it is not possible to see every news conference and announcement. Through social media platforms like Twitter, officials can give people vital information in an emergency. The official Twitter accounts of mayors, governors, and emergency officials can offer small digestible pieces of information that can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. In Focus PBS will be talking to officials and first response organizations to see how this technology has changed how they communicate with the public in a crisis.

In Focus will have this new report ready for air later this year. For more information about the reports or to offer other ideas related to this topic, In Focus with Martin Sheen can be reached through the show's official website at or on Facebook at .

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