Utah Department of Community and Economic Development officials are asking KUTV, Channel 2, officials for some changes in the scripts for some documentaries on economic development the station plans to air in early June, claiming there are some misrepresentations that create misconceptions.
Lynn Blake, director of the Centers of Excellence program, said he has talked to Lou Friedland at KUTV about some revisions in the scripts and asked to see a revised script. So far, Blake said, no revised script has been received.The issue of the documentaries was presented Tuesday in the Utah Economic Development Board meeting in the State Office Building by David W. Adams, department director.
Board members decided that if no revision is received, they will write a letter to George Hatch, station owner, pointing out the parts they feel contain misrepresentations. The letter will be hand carried to Hatch by Salt Lake businessman John Price, a board member.
Some board members and department staff also expressed displeasure over recent KUTV presentations on the privatization of the Utah Sports Development Office, claiming the stories contained erroneous information and were merely being done to boost the station's ratings.