Tuesday, May 10, 2011

KVOA Won't Air Giffords Themed Law & Order: LA Episode Locally

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM

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KVOA has decided not to run the forthcoming episode of Law and Order: LA that revolves around a congresswoman shot at a public event, which makes sense since creating entertainment out of a local tragedy could be perceived as tacky, but for me, it makes me rethink whether I should get a little queasy over the "ripped from the headlines" nature of crime procedural shows when they're not dramatizing issues that affected me personally.


An upcoming episode of Law & Order: LA that closely mirrors the events of January 8th in Tucson will not air locally on KVOA.

KVOA'S General Manager Bill Shaw said he was contacted by NBC about the episode a few weeks back, and made the decision not to air it because of the timing, and sensitive nature of, the episode.

The show has made its mark taking headlines and reworking them for the small screen. But this time, Shaw said it is personal for Tucson.

"I felt it was a definite issue for us," Shaw said.

[KVOA]

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