Abc Issues Apology Following Commander In Chief Episode
ABC has apologized to the citizens of Hyattsville, MD, a suburb of Washington DC in Prince George County, for Thursday night's episode of Commander in Chief in which the town was depicted as violent and crime-ridden. At one point a character said that 11 homicides had occurred in Hyattsville over the past six months. "We haven't had 11 homicides in Hyattsville in the past 10 years," Jim Keary, a spokesman for the County Executive Jack. B. Johnson, told the Associated Press. ABC apologized for any offense, saying that it had embellished crime statistics to enhance its story. In a statement, the network added, "Our goal is not to document actual events, but to create characters and compelling stories for our viewers."