WEB UPDATE: CNN cancels broadcast of Dobbs special at GW

Posted Thursday, March 29, 7:57 p.m.

CNN relocated the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” special that was scheduled for Jack Morton Auditorium to the network’s Washington bureau.

“This was an editorial decision … It is the nature of TV news to make changes on the dime,” GW Media Relations Director Tracy Schario said.

CNN aired a special focusing on drug and alcohol addiction Wednesday night from Jack Morton Auditorium, located in the Media and Public Affairs building.

Schario said she heard positive feedback from the production staff of the special Dobbs taped Wednesday evening.

“We had a full house, and for those who saw it on television, it looked great,” she said.

GW had another full house lined up for tonight’s Lou Dobbs special, Schario said. At capacity, the Jack Morton Auditorium can seat about 250 audience members.

A CNN spokesperson said venue changes happen often and apologized for any inconvenience to students.

According to a press release about the now canceled special, “War on the Middle Class” will confront lawmakers about their failure to represent the needs of America’s middle class. Dobbs normally tapes his CNN programming from the network’s New York bureau.

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