Don Imus Finally Gets Fired
Thu, 12 Apr 2007 14:37:58
CBS announced this afternoon that it would be permanently canceling Don Imus' morning radio show. The move comes more than a week after Imus ignited a firestorm of controversy by referring to members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed ho's."
Originally, CBS had announced that it would be suspending Imus for two weeks, but after losing several major advertisers and a high-profile simulcast of Imus in the Morning on MSNBC, corporate heads apparently decided that more drastic measures were called for.
CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves issued a public statement announcing the firing, adding, "all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff