A meteorologist for Las Vegas' KTNV-TV got the ax over the weekend when he used a racial slur in place of Martin Luther King Jr.'s surname in an on-air Saturday morning weather forecast.
He started a radio career at WZPL in Indianapolis . Rob Blair, who had been at the Journal Broadcast Group station for three months, apologized on the station's 6 and 11 p.m. Saturday newscasts. Rob Blair, of KTNV-TV, was delivering the extended forecast Saturday morning when he said: "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Day, gonna see some temperatures in the mid-60s."
Jim Prather, vice president and general manager of the ABC affiliate, said Blair stumbled when he uttered the remark, but the excuse was not enough to save his job. (read more - Tim Cuprisin-Milwaukee J-S) http://www.jsonline.com/enter/tvradio/jan05/293878.asp
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