C-SPAN caves in on Irving imbroglio

In response to a high-profile petition by historians, C-SPAN canceled its planned broadcast of a speech by David Irving; instead it aired a program (on April 3 and April 4) in which Book TV executive producer Connie Doebele admitted it was wrong to plan to "balance" Deborah Lipstadt’s lecture with Irving, and expressed regret; and presented brief excerpts of Irving’s remarks with a commentator describing him as a Holocaust-denier, rather than uncritically presenting his speech, as it had originally planned. (US Newswire, April 4)

WW4 REPORT’s commentary on the affair made a bit of a splash.