FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 11, 2001
For more information, contact
Mark Bradley, Promotion & Marketing Manager, (919) 595-5103
WRAZ-TV To Preempt Future Broadcasts of Temptation Island
RALEIGH/DURHAM – WRAZ-TV has decided to preempt future broadcasts of the new, FOX network series Temptation Island. WRAZ-TV reached its decision after learning that one of the couples that would be “tempted” to break up their relationship are the parents of a young child. Since airing the premiere episode, WRAZ-TV has learned that the same couple will appear again in subsequent episodes.
“Capitol Broadcasting and WRAZ will not support a program that could potentially break up the parents of a young child,” said Tommy Schenck, WRAZ-TV General Manager. “We were assured that these couples would not be married and would not have children. We reluctantly agreed to air the program with those assurances. We are not going to be a part of making light of the family institution in a ‘reality’ program. As long as one of the participating couples has a child, we will not air the program.”
For similar reasons, WRAZ-TV was the only FOX affiliate to pre-empt the FOX telecast (February 15, 2000) of Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire.
For more information call Tommy Schenck, WRAZ-TV General Manager, or Mark Bradley, WRAZ-TV Promotion and Marketing Manager, or Joanne Stanley, WRAZ-TV Program Director, at 919-595-5050.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.