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CNN pulls plug on crash coverage on airport channel

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Nov 14, 2001 | 11:01am EST

CNN essentially shut down its CNN Airport Network following Monday's crash of an American Airlines plane following take-off from John F. Kennedy airport in New York.

A spokesperson for the news channel told today's New York Times that the reason for blocking news of the crash is that people in airports are a "captive audience" who would be unable to avoid seeing frightening images if they chose to do so.

However, the Times reported, CNN Airport Network did not block any of the news on Sept. 11.

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