BBC's Costello Apologizes For Remarks
November 21, 2006 at 5:51 AM (PT)
PORTSMOUTH.CO.UK reports that BBC RADIO SOLENT Managing Editor MIA COSTELLO has apologized for any offense caused by her comments in a leaked memo that people over 65 should not be allowed on the air. COSTELLO says her comments were taken out of context.
In an interview on the station COSTELLO said, "I'm sorry that this caused offense, and I can see why people are angry. I want to apologize. Let me set the record straight. People over 65 years old are always welcome on BBC RADIO SOLENT. The only criteria for getting on air is that you have something interesting to say."