A Slur or a Slip-Up? Meteorologist Is Fired, City Is Roiled

Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line?

  • Published 10 January 2019
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line? That polarizing question has reverberated in this upstate New York city and beyond since WHEC fired Jeremy Kappell after he apparently referred to a park in his weather report as "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park." Rochester's mayor, who is black, called the words hurtful. Kappell, who is white, explained it was a mispronunciation. NBC weatherman and personality… Read at AP News