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US Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

02:50  17 june  2017
02:50  17 june  2017 Source:   thehill.com

NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones

  NBC executive defends Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones Liz Cole, the executive producer of Megyn Kelly's Sunday night NBC News show, said people should wait to judge Kelly's interview with Alex Jones until it airs this weekend. Kelly is facing backlash for the upcoming interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones, a noted conspiracy theorist who believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax and says 9/11 was an inside job."He's a controversial figure for sure, but as journalists it's our job to interview newsmakers and people of influence no matter how abhorrent their views may be," Cole told CNN's Dylan Byers in a Monday night exclusive.

Connecticut NBC station won ' t air Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones . Sandy Hook families have pressed NBC to pull this Sunday’s broadcast , the third airing of Kelly ’s new show since she joined the network from Fox News.

The NBC -owned station WVIT in Connecticut will not air Megyn Kelly ’s interview with Alex Jones , TheWrap has learned. The station serves the region of Connecticut that includes Newtown, the town where the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary took place in 2012.

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A Connecticut NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly's interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones on Sunday night, according to a new report.

WVIT, the Connecticut station that includes Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown as part of its market, is refusing to air Sunday's episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," AdAge's TVNewser reported Friday, citing an internal memo.

"Over the last few days, we have listened intently to Sandy Hook parents, our viewers and importantly, to you. We have considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal," said an internal WVIT memo obtained by TVNewser.

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The NBC network television station in Connecticut will not air the upcoming interview between Megyn Kelly and Infowars' Alex Jones on Sunday, citing the concerns of its staff, viewers, and the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims.

WVIT, the Connecticut station that includes Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown as part of its market, is refusing to air Sunday’s episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly ,” AdAge’s TVNewser Kelly and NBC have faced criticism for the interview since Kelly aired a preview of it last week.

"Because those wounds are understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week's episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly."

Kelly and NBC have faced criticism for the interview since Kelly aired a preview of it last week. The former Fox News host was removed from hosting a gala for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation following backlash over the interview.

Jones, a controversial host on InfoWars.com and a founder of the site, had claimed that the 2012 shooting that left 20 children and six adults in Sandy Hook dead was a hoax.

The executive producer of Kelly's Sunday night show, Liz Cole, defended the decision to air the interview earlier this week, saying Jones is "worthy of examination."

"He's a controversial figure for sure, but as journalists it's our job to interview newsmakers and people of influence no matter how abhorrent their views may be," Cole told CNN.

"He is someone who is worthy of examination, by sitting down with him, there's value in that."

Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview a ratings flop .
Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with Alex Jones on NBC ended up a distant third in the network ratings race during its first half hour on Sunday night. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers, marking the fewest viewers the show has drawn since debuting on June 4.Kelly's news magazine trailed both a repeat episode of CBS's "60 Minutes," which deliveredAccording to Nielsen Media Research, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers, marking the fewest viewers the show has drawn since debuting on June 4.

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