The NBC network station in Connecticut will not air Megyn Kelly's interview with Infowars' Alex Jones on Sunday after viewers and Sandy Hook victims' families voiced concerns over the conspiracy theorist's rhetoric, according to a report.
According to a staff memo, WVIT, the NBC-owned West Hartford news channel will be airing local coverage instead of the Alex Jones' interview. The channel's special coverage will include segments from Sandy Hook families and advocates on issues such as mental health and gun control, BuzzFeed reported.
"Whenever there is news regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy, we know that the pain resurfaces for our community, our viewers and for you, our colleagues at WVIT," the memo, obtained by BuzzFeed said. "Over the last few days, we have listened intently to Sandy Hook parents, our viewers and importantly, to you. We have considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal."
Alex Jones, known for his outlandish conspiracy theories, has adamantly questioned whether the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting really took place. That theory that has reportedly caused his listeners to harass victim's families.
According to other reports, 12 family members of Sandy Hook victims had an attorney send a letter to NBC News chairman Andy Lack and executives to voice their disapproval of the interview.
The law firm representing the families said that the network's airing of the interview "endorses" Jones' lies as "claims" worthy of investigation, in doing so the network is causing the victim's families emotional distress.
Kelly also tweeted on Tuesday in response to the families' outrage over the interview saying she is also revolted by his denial of the Sandy Hook massacre.
"Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light — as journalists are supposed to do — on this influential figures, and yes – to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity," Kelly tweeted.