HARLINGEN, Texas A public television station owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese in Brownsville, Texas failed to run a "Frontline" program about the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston. The station instead repeated the previous week’s program.
Phil Zimmerman, a promotions assistant for "Frontline," says K-M-B-H T-V was one of only two P-B-S affiliates in the nation not to run "Hand of God." He says the other station didn’t air the program because of a scheduling conflict.
Gerald Brazier, a member of a local church reform group, says viewers who called K-M-B-H were told the station’s general manager wanted to preview "Hand of God" to see if it was appropriate for local viewers.
I do wonder how the heck the diocese ended up owning a public television station in the first place.
David Alexander wrote a critique of the documentary last week that invoked a spirited combox thread that included the documentaries director.