From the General Manager

WRAL-TV and SNL

Posted November 13
Updated November 14

WRAL News

We've heard from many viewers about the episode of "Saturday Night Live" that aired Nov. 12, 2016.

During his monologue, comedian Dave Chappelle used several words that are flagged in WRAL's obscenity and decency policy. As a result, the station chose not to air those words.

WRAL-TV Vice President and General Manager Steve Hammel says, "We apologize for impeding the full flow and message of Dave Chappelle's monologue. It was not our intention to censor his message. We followed policies and procedures that have been in place for many years for programming of any kind. This is an opportunity for us to review those policies and procedures. We will, and will consider viewer input as we do that."

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