Fox News apologises for showing live suicide footage
on 29/09/2012 12:04:07
The network was covering a high-speed chase in Arizona, using a live helicopter picture.
After driving into the desert, the motorist stopped, ran from the car, put a gun to his head and fired.
During the broadcast, the programme's presenter Shepard Smith apologised, and tried to explain that a picture delay had failed.
After the man shot himself, Fox's picture quickly cut to Smith, who was shouting "get off, get off, get off, get off."
Smith apologized repeatedly following the commercial break.
"That didn't belong on TV. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep that from being on TV and I personally apologize to you that that happened," he said.