3 More Quit Ala. Public TV Board After Firings

Birmingham, AL – Three more people have quit a board linked to Alabama Public Television following the firings of two network executives.

An official says chairman Gordon Martin; vice chair William E. Smith; and C. Scott McLain resigned from the Alabama Public Television Foundation Board. That's a private group with duties that include helping the network raise money.

The departures mean seven of 16 members have now quit the three panels that help operate Alabama's public television network. Their departures follow an oversight commission's decision to fire APT director Allan Pizzato and another top executive.

The network is considering changes that include the addition of a few shows by an evangelical Christian group that supports a biblical view of U.S. history. Records show Pizzato was concerned about airing the shows on public television.

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