Date: 19th September 2000

Court TV Jettisons Confessions

Responding to viewer complaints, the cable network Court TV on Monday pulled the plug on its new series Confessions.

In an interview with today's (Tuesday) New York Daily News, Court TV chairman Henry Schleiff said, "We have to be sensitive to any part of the audience that says, 'God, this is a little tough on me.'"

That appeared to be the reaction of relatives of some of the victims of criminals whose confessions appeared on the series. Gordon Rondeau of Georgia, whose daughter was murdered six years ago, told the newspaper, "It's a painful experience, and they had not done anything to coordinate with the victims."

Source: Studio Briefing