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Producers Fired at TV Station for Airing Fake Asiana Pilot Names

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 02:12 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Three producers were fired at the San Francisco Fox affiliate television station that aired fake names of the Asiana pilots supposedly responsible for the crash at San Francisco International Airport in early July.

Investigative producer Roland DeWolk, special projects producer Cristina Gastelu, and producer Brad Belstock were all dismissed at KTVU-TV Saturday night for the July 12 broadcast that used four fake names of the pilots of the Asiana Flight 214 crash, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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During the July 12 noon news broadcast, anchor Tori Campbell read the fake names from a teleprompter saying that "KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board" the Asiana airplane.

The names read were Capt. Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.

After returning from a commercial break, Campbell, who was unaware of the mistake, read a correction saying that the names had been confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The NTSB apologized by the end of the day for the "inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed" to KTVU, and later announced that it had fired the summer intern responsible for the mistake.

KTVU also issued an additional apology during the evening broadcast the same day.

The broadcast became a YouTube sensation and KTVU owner Cox Communications began demanding the video be removed from the popular video-sharing website, citing copyright infringement.

KTVU General Manager Tom Raponi said in a statement on TVSpy.com that Cox was asking for the videos to be removed out of respect for the Asian-American community.

The firings were first confirmed and reported by blogger Rich Lieberman. According to Lieberman, the newsroom staff was made aware of the firings Wednesday.



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