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THE HUMAN IMPACT

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

ABC bans airing of crash footage

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Los Angeles -- The president of ABC News has ordered the network to stop showing footage of hijacked jetliners slamming into the World Trade Center, saying that repeated broadcast of the images had become gratuitous, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

"It's sort of an umbrella directive from President David Westin that unless use of the video is viewed as critical to the integrity of the piece it won't be aired," ABC News spokeswoman Su-Lin Nichols said. "It won't air without a fairly high-level conversation."

Ms. Nichols said the "management decision" was made on Monday and was announced on the air yesterday.

Reuters



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