The NBC station in Connecticut has ruled out airing a controversial interview between network’s Megyn Kelly and InfoWars host Alex Jones, according to TVNewser.
TVNewser on Friday reported that it had obtained an internal memo from WVIT explaining its decision not to broadcast this Sunday’s episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.”
“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,” the memo said, referencing the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
“We have considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal,” WVIT’s memo added of the Dec. 14, 2012 incident that killed 26 people, including 20 children.
“Because those wounds are understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly.”
TVNewser reported that WVIT represents the Hartford/New Haven television market, which includes Newtown.
Jones on Thursday released pre-interview audio of Kelly promising him their interview together would not be “some gotcha hit piece.”
A group founded by family members of some of the shooting’s victims on Monday removed Kelly as the host of an annual gala it conducts.
“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host,” Nicole Hockley, the organization’s co-founder and managing director, said in a statement.
Jones has claimed the parents of the children slain during the Sandy Hook shooting were “actors” and the 9/11 terror attacks were an “inside job.”