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Statement from WHEC-TV Vice President and General Manager, Derek Dalton

Posted at: 12/27/2012 1:16 PM

A Statement from WHEC-TV Vice President & General Manager, Derek Dalton:

Last night, NBC, our network, ran an episode of Chicago Fire that many in our community felt was insensitive in light of the Christmas Eve tragedy.

We understand and regret the timing of this episode.  By no means did we, or NBC, intend any disrespect to the families or our community affected by the recent events in Webster.

All of us in the WHEC-TV family have a personal connection to our community and our firefighters.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and we will continue to cover this story with compassion and professionalism.