NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - CBS Corp. CBS.N said on Thursday it would permanently cancel Don Imus’ morning radio talk program, following racist and sexist comments made by the shock jock about a women’s college basketball team.
“From the outset, I believe all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air about the young women who represented Rutgers University in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship with such class, energy and talent,” CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in a statement.
CBS said the cancellation of “Imus in the Morning” is effectively immediately. Its move comes a day after NBC Universal pulled its MSNBC simulcast of the show.
“Imus in the Morning” was carried on 61 stations across the United States.