Hedgecock Withdraws As Moderator Of Candidates Forum
March 23, 2010 at 12:00 PM (PT)
RADIO AMERICA syndicated host ROGER HEDGECOCK was removed as moderator of a candidates' forum MONDAY night in CHULA VISTA, CA when the parent organization of the charter school where the forum was to be held refused to allow HEDGECOCK into the school. The SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reports that ANTONIO PIZANO, head of THE MAAC PROJECT, operator of the MAAC COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL, refused to allow HEDGECOCK into the school, and HEDGECOCK withdrew, saying that he didn't want to detract from the event.
One of the event's sponsors, the CHULA VISTA STAR-NEWS, pulled its sponsorship support from the event when HEDGECOCK was dropped. The event ended up being downgraded to a "meet-and-greet" after HEDGECOCK's withdrawal.