TV Zone

News, scoops, reviews and more from TV land.

Shepard Smith apologizes for car-chase suicide

Fox anchor Shepard Smith apologized to viewers earlier this afternoon for airing a car chase that ended with a man shooting himself in the head. In the scene, posted online, the man is seen stumbling outside the car, then raising what appears to be a gun to his head. He then pitches forward. Smith then barks to the control room, "get off it . . . get off it . . . get off it . . ." 

Later, after a commercial break, he came back with this (see below). Needless to say, this incident demonstrates why car chases — a fixture of afternoon cable news for years — are a terrible habit in terms of ongoing news coverage .

Tags: shepard smith , car chase , fox news

advertisement | advertise on newsday

What’s on TV tonight

advertisement | advertise on newsday