Connecticut NBC Station Will Not Air Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones Interview

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Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was among the 26 people killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., said Monday, June 12, 2017, that she fears a planned NBC television interview by Megyn Kelly with Jones on Father's Day will encourage other conspiracy theorists who have harassed her and accused her of being part of a hoax. In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter, Kelly cited President Donald Trump's past praise for Jones when justifying her decision to conduct the interview. A staff memo obtained by BuzzFeed News said that while NBC stations around the country may air the interview, it will instead air local coverage, including a special report featuring Sandy Hook parents, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and advocates on issues including mental health and gun violence. When NBC refused to cancel airing the interview, Jones posted the entire interview on his website. So far, he's only released snippets of a supposed conversation with Kelly, which could not be independently verified.

Though a Crunchbase entry dates InfoWars' founding in 1995, it and its founder only rose to national prominence in 2012 after claiming the massacre at the school in Newtown was a hoax.

In response to the announcement that Kelly would interview Jones, multiple advertisers - including J.P. Morgan - reportedly pulled their commercials from NBC.

The report is likely to have devastating human consequences, the families wrote to NBC.

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FILE - In this December 7, 2016 file photo Megyn Kelly poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles.

NBC Connecticut is committed to giving the Sandy Hook families a voice, today, tomorrow and in the future.

Kelly has said that she finds Jones' arguments "as personally revolting, as every other rational person does". In an internal memo, the station objected to the "Info Wars" host's previous claims that the shooting - which left 28 people dead, including 20 children - was a hoax orchestrated using actors. Kelly was also dropped as the host of an annual gala put on by a nonprofit group founded by parents of some of the children who were killed.

WVIT says it will include a report on the Kelly-Jones interview in its Sunday night 11 p.m. broadcast.

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