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April 3, 2014

TV panel nears recommendation to city


ENID, Okla. — Commentator ends show

At a Public Access Television Advisory Board meeting this week, city of Enid PR Director Steve Kime said a long-time commentator has ended his show indefinitely.

Byrin Carr recorded his latest hour-long “Speaking Out — I’m Back” program, which was broadcast once before it drew complaints. The serial program previously was shown on PEGASYS and most recently, ETN public access.

Kime played a portion Carr’s latest recording to an advisory board meeting last week. In it, he made remarks about a former prosecutor. The comments, members of the advisory board decided, crossed the line of public decency.

Kime said he would tell Carr to edit the offending portions out or pull the episode entirely. Kime also said Carr called this week to apologize.

“It was just a spirit of humbleness and apologetics that I’d never heard before. It was genuine and I just really admire him,” Kime said. “He said he wasn’t going to air another program and he was just wanting to move on. I don’t know the guy, but I appreciate his spirit and his willingness.”

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