Cable & Telecom

Cable call-in show shenanigans sees Shaw manager fired: report

SASKATOON – While his brainchild, Crystal Meth: Toxic Speed, will air as planned on Sunday, Shaw Cable program manager Jim Mattern has been fired, says the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Two reports in the newspaper say that Mattern was fired last week and that Mattern thinks it stems from a political call-in show during the election. On January 17th, a live telecast saw an anonymous caller accuse Conservative candidate Maurice Vellacott of sexual assault. According to the newspaper Vellacott demanded the phone number and immediately promised libel action, because the now-MP (he won the election handily) had never been accused or charged...

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