If the minutes of a June 12 meeting of the Alabama Educational Television Commission are any indication, a new show emphasizing creationism is coming to Alabama’s public airwaves in the fall.
According to meeting minutes obtained by WBHM, former Alabama Public Television executive director Allan Pizzato stated in the meeting that AETC board member Rod Herring, an Opelika chiropractor, “had voiced some concerns about programs on evolution.” Pizzato said that in response to Herring’s concerns, “a program will begin being aired on APT called Voices of Creation at some time in September.”
Pizzato, who was awarded the 2011 CEO Award for Nonprofit Businesses by the Birmingham Business Journal, was fired later on in that meeting, along with APT CFO Pauline Howland.
Attorney Mark White confirmed to Weld today that his firm, White, Arnold & Dowd, is representing Pizzato. Yesterday, White’s firm sent the AETC a litigation hold notice requesting that the board preserve all documents, a common first step before litigation. White told Weld he expects to have more to announce next week.
Read the meeting minutes and more at WBHM.
For background, read Alabama Public Television executives fired abruptly after pressure to change programming.