CAAR and 5 Organizations Send Letter to WCCO / CBS
CAAR and five other organizations on the afternoon of Dec. 1 sent WCCO’s Vice President and General Manager Brien Kennedy, WCCO News Director Mike Caputa, and CBS Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone a Community Letter to CBS and WCCO requesting the station air a stronger apology. The letter also asked WCCO to be more forthcoming and transparent with the details of how the story was aired without proper fact checking, and it suggested the newsroom leaders meet with community members to discuss the story.
The letter also included the names of 158 individuals from around the world who signed two online petitions. The organizations who signed the letter were:
- MN APIA
- Center for Hmong Arts and Talent
- Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
- Jewish Community Action
- Mainstreet Project