Alabama Public TV
4:55 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Alabama Public TV Raises Money With Fired CEO's Letter

photo Allan Pizzato
Alabama Public Television is using a form letter signed by its fired executive director Allan Pizzato in a fundraising campaign.
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Alabama Public Television is using a form letter signed by its fired executive director in a fundraising campaign.


The statewide network recently sent a letter to past donors bearing the name of Allan Pizzato. Commissioners fired Pizzato in June, a decision that preceded a wave of resignations by other leaders of Alabama Public TV.


Network spokesman Mike McKenzie says a mistake by a direct-mail company resulted in the letters going to about 1,000 households.


But a lawyer for Pizzato doesn't believe the letter is an accident. Mark White says this is the second time the network has used a fundraising letter signed by Pizzato since firing him.


Pizzato was at Alabama Public Television for more than a decade before commissioners fired him and another top executive.


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