A TV station canceled two newscasts for a day after a pair of staffers were taped talking about making up stories about a Senate candidate, reports B&C.
Anchorage, Alaska station KTVA-TV, owned by Affiliated Media, was the station involved, the story says.
The two producers involved in the Oct. 28 incident were let go and the station, a CBS affiliate, opted not to produce a 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscast on Nov. 10 as it investigated, the story says.
Instead, the station aired "The New Adventures of Old Christine" during the time slots.
The incident happened when a KTVA newsroom employee didn’t properly hang up on the spokesperson for a senate candidate, Joe Miller, and then the employees talked about what the Miller campaign felt was a plan to fabricate stories about him to make him look foolish, the article notes. The conversation was recorded on the spokesperson’s phone, it adds.