BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com
AT&T and Time Warner Cable also stopped advertising on the program after the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) filed a complaint this year with the FCC.
Last year, the show broadcast sexual situations and anti-gay and anti-Latin slurs "never displayed or is bleeped out of pre-taped English-language programs. ... Many episodes showed the audience standing and shouting anti-gay epithets and profanity at guests," according to a GLAAD news release.
“AT&T, Time Warner Cable and these broadcasters have sent a strong message by refusing to support a show that promotes such violence against our community,” said Jarrett Barrios, GLAAD's Fort Lauderdale-born, Cuban-American president.
Executives at Liberman Broadcasting of Burbank, Calif., which distributes Jose Luis Sin Censura, plan to meet with GLAAD and NHMC on June 17.
"I'm going to sit down and listen to what they have to say. We want to fix the problem," said Winter Horton, Liberman's chief operating officer. "They can lay out their concerns and we can fix them."
Horton said WSVN is the only TV station in the Estrella TV Network to drop the program.
WSVN, which broadcast Jose Luis Sin Censura on its digital channel 7.2 and on Comcast Ch. 220, dumped the show after receiving a May 23 letter from GLAAD and NHMC.
"It is our station policy not to air programming that contains offensive language," station spokeswoman Lily Pardo said.