The apology, which UTV Station Manager Kirk Marcolina said is part of the hosts' punishment for producing the show, will air at 9 p.m. While Judicial Inquiry Officer Constance Goodman said yesterday she has seen the taped apology, she did not say whether the taped apology was part of the punishment. President Sheldon Hackney called for an investigation of the 45-minute talk show days after the UTV executive committee fired hosts Richard Rothstein and Vincent Fumo. During the show, Rothstein and Fumo split a bottle of tequila, showed pictures of nude men and women and discussed oral sex in graphic detail. At one point in the show, the hosts called two freshman women, identifying them by their names and face book pictures. JIO Goodman imposed sanctions on the hosts last month after a four-month investigation. However, because of University confidentiality policies, Goodman cannot discuss the students' punishments. Marcolina said the taped apology elaborated on all of the points the hosts made in a written apology printed in The Daily Pennsylvanian. He added Goodman made no changes in the taped apology submitted to her. Earlier this month, Fumo and Rothstein submitted the letter to the DP apologizing for offending people and invading the privacy of the two freshman women. They also said they "underestimated the tolerance of the Penn community" and that their discussion and actions were inappropriate. Their letter contradicted earlier statements saying the show was meant as satire and questioning why putting the women on the air was harassment. After Fumo's and Rothstein's apology airs, UTV will broadcast the changes they have made in station policy after Pig Penn, which include barring alcohol on the set, requiring the production director to watch taping of new shows and giving the program director power to pull live shows from the air. Rothstein confirmed yesterday the apology would air tonight but would not comment further. Fumo changed his phone number to an unpublished one days after the show aired. UTV is available in all Superblock dormitories.Comments powered by Disqus
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