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Complaint Links TV Promo to Pastor Suicide

By Critical_Conformity     Feb 9, 2007 in World
A Christian group complained to the FCC about a TV station's investigation of a minister who committed suicide after the station taped him entering an adult bookstore.
They do not want the TV's license revoked, but said it should apologize the church he was a Minister at "for the misleading promos and unfortunate lapse in journalistic reporting that led to the Rev. Brent Dugan's unfortunate death."
The FCC complaint, and sent by a coalition of Christian denominations in the Pittsburgh area, argues that the TV Station promos "sentenced" Dugan before they had a chance to investigate and deal with his behavior.
A statement of condolences has been released by the CBS affiliate station.
The Minister overdosed on aspirin and alcohol after a few days the station began airing promos showing his face and saying it would reveal his illicit behavior. The station announced a day before his death that it would not air the story because it had learned the pastor was missing and thinking about suicide.
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