TV Station Fires Worker Suspected Of Putting 30 Seconds Of Porn Into A News Show Broadcast


Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 2:20 pm
By: News On 6


MESA, Ariz. (AP) _ A Phoenix television station says it has fired an employee suspected of adding about 30 seconds of pornography into a broadcast of a news show.

The unnamed worker for ION Media Networks' KPPX-TV ``was immediately terminated and faces further legal action'' after an investigation determined who was responsible for the March 12 incident, spokeswoman Leslie Monreal said in a statement.

Palm Beach, Fla.-based ION Media Networks, which offers family-friendly programs, called the incident ``an intolerable act of human sabotage'' and apologized to viewers.

Monreal said the images appeared only in the Phoenix market. The images prompted a flood of calls to local news media outlets and the cable television provider.