Top Executives Ousted from Alabama Public Television

Tools

The public broadcasting magazine Current says the CFO and Executive Director at APT were ousted after they objected to airing religious videos.

www.Current.org quotes Alabama Public Television CFO Pauline Howland as saying she and Executive Director Allan Pizzato had "grave concerns" over the videos from a Texas preacher that advocate the message that the founders of the country had religious motivations.

The two were fired and told to clean out their desks on Tuesday following a meeting of the Alabama Educational Television Commission.

APT closed its Montgomery production facility in Madison Avenue last year, eliminating almost a dozen positions. The network of nine stations has gone through a series of funding cuts from the state.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

WNCF and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. Comments are posted on site immediately and without station moderation. If you feel a comment is inappropriate you may flag it for review. For guidelines on flagging comments see our Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.