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NBC Station In Connecticut Won’t Air Megyn Kelly Interview With Sandy Hook Denier Alex Jones

Deadline logo Deadline 6/17/2017 Lisa de Moraes
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Connecticut’s NBC owned-and-operated TV station will not air Megyn Kelly’s interview with Sandy Hook denier Alex Jones Sunday, according to an internal memo, first obtained by The Hartford Courant. Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children, aged 6 and 7, as well as six adults were slaughtered by a lone gunman in 2012, was located in Newtown, CT.

The memo to WVIT staff from GM/President Susan Tully, obtained by Deadline:

Whenever there is news regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy, we know that the pain resurfaces for our community, our viewers and for you, our colleagues at WVIT. 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.

Because those wounds are understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly. We will continue our local coverage, including a special report on our Sunday 11pm newscast, which includes Sandy Hook parents, Governor Malloy and others who work to affect change around violence and mental illness. For those in our viewing area who still wish to see the show, it will be available Monday on

Thank you for voicing your concerns and feelings.

The interview has brought NBC days of headaches before it airs, though it also is going to bring loads of ratings, including all those Jones fans tune in to hate-watch. Jones himself claims he has asked NBC not to air the interview. He complains the NBC broadcast promo makes him out to be some sort of wackadoodle, though, of course, he achieved that milestone long ago.Even NBC News grand seigneur Tom Brokaw didn’t seem any too happy about newest hire Megyn Kelly’s “get,” blasting Jones on Morning Joe as “an unalloyed racist, a man who is out there pulling the pin on the grenade every day, and he has 6 million viewers who are paying attention to him.”

NBC said it is going ahead with Sunday’s broadcast despite all the backlash, including parents of children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence group founded by parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, CT school shooting – which Jones has called a hoax – dumped Kelly as host of its fundraiser gala this week in Washington, DC.


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