Oprah Cancels Her Columbine Special

April 20, 2009 By:
Oprah Cancels Her Columbine Special

Oprah has decided to pull her episode scheduled to air today, marking the 10th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, saying that it “focused too much on the killers.”

The show, entitled 10 Years Later: The Truth About Columbine was set to air this afternoon on the date of the killings at the Littleton, Colorado high school.

Columbine Task Force lead investigator Kate Battan, FBI special agent Dwayne Fuselier, Dave Cullen, author of the book Columbine, and Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis had all been a part of the pre-taped episode.

Harpo Productions wrote that guests would share "their thoughts on what really happened, including the shocking revelations that we never knew, the clues the killers left behind, and what we as a nation can all learn from this tragedy."

But today Oprah wrote in a statement on Oprah.com and on Facebook, "I decided to pull the Columbine show today. After reviewing it, I thought it focused too much on the killers. Today, hold a thought for the Columbine community. This is a hard day for them.”

Instead of the Columbine piece, now a story about a mother released from prison will air in its place. Do you think Oprah and her production company made the right choice in deciding not to air the piece?