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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - After pulling a paid program titled "Speechless: SilencingChristians" from the time slot immediately preceding PresidentObama's Monday night prime time press conference, WOOD TV8 receivednumerous e-mails and phone calls about the program.
In a statement Tuesday, Diane Kniowski, the General Manager ofWOOD/WOTV/WXSP, said, "The scheduling of the show slipped throughour filters."
"We don't pre-judge people's ideas or opinions," she said."However, we have restrictions on controversial programming and keytime periods. We are willing to sell a paid program time periodduring traditional paid program times. We have offered themSaturday, Feb. 14, 2009 from 2-3 p.m. We have not heard if theyhave accepted that time period. If the show airs, we will havedisclaimers at the beginning and end of the show stating that theseare not the opinions or views of this station."
The separate wrecks occurred around 5 a.m. north of Plainwell.
The heaviest snow showers will track through midday.
Ten people have filed a class action suit against Mercantile Bank, alleging the bank discriminated against minority business owners.