NEW YORK – Television executives say they want minimize replays of the video showing NFL player Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with a punch.
In practice, it’s harder to resist.
CNN aired the video 13 times Thursday night on two different shows, just hours after its programming chief publicly talked about too many repeats being gratuitous. Similarly, a Fox News executive said Thursday that continuing to show the video is overdoing it for shock value – and his network ran it twice more later in the day.
CNN aired the video during Erin Burnett’s interview with New York radio personality Craig Carton – who urged the network to stop.