3.15.2007

This Just In

MESA, Ariz. - A cable news program was temporarily replaced with hard-core pornography, shocking viewers who had been watching a health show featuring former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. The incident Monday night on KPPX-TV was "an act of human sabotage" at the Phoenix-area station, said ION Television, which operates the station.

"We have launched a rigorous investigation, and any implicated employees will face strict disciplinary action and termination," ION Media Networks spokeswoman Leslie Monreal said in a statement.

Brenda Schodt, of Chandler, said she was shocked to look up and see graphic sex acts on her television screen.

"Maybe five or 10 minutes into the show there was no volume," Schodt said. "I thought it was the TV, but when I looked up, there were these images."

ION Television, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., declined to say whether the pornography aired beyond the Phoenix market.

9 comments:

  1. I wish I bothered to watch our local channels, my friend. Who knew that they would offer free porn?!

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  2. omg.

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    What channel was that again?

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  3. Dead on. Cable news is an act of human sabotage! Oh, wait...

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  4. it was probably General Pace's home movies of the pool party he had with Jeff Gannon & Matt Sanchez.

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  5. That's awesome. Can we have, like, the porn underground - bursting in on stupid shows in all markets?

    TV would be so much more entertaining if it were mortifying people with sex instead of things like CSI.

    I prefer boobs to dismembered bodies.

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  6. this happened a few years ago on Cincinnati's ABC station.

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  7. RIP Veronica Mars

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  8. Can you imagine the Newscast that evening?

    "Pornography replaces regularly scheduled show . . . film at 11."

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  9. Wheee!
    I am moving to Arizona.

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