20 November, 2006

Several Affiliates Nixing Simpson Show

iWon News:
"Several Fox affiliates have chosen not to broadcast 'If I Did It,' the two-part special where O.J. Simpson talks in hypothetical terms about his role in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Lin Broadcasting and Pappas Broadcasting, which own a combined nine Fox affiliates, have said they won't air it. Fox has scheduled the Simpson interview for Nov. 27 and 29.

The television special precedes the Nov. 30 publication of a book where Simpson talks about how he would have committed the murders 'if he were the one responsible.'

'After careful consideration regarding the nature of the show, as well as the feedback we received from the viewers of northeast Wisconsin, we determined that this programming was not serving the local public interest,' wrote Jay Zollar, general manager of WLUK-TV in Green Bay."

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