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ABC News aired a live stream showing aerial footage of Robin Williams’ house last night.

ABC News issued a statement to TV Newser saying it took down the stream because “there was no news value.” ABC said:

“When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately. Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize.”

Below see a screenshot of the ABC News’ banner on its website about the aerial footage.

 

 

KGO ABC7 News also aired the “live aerials” of Williams’ home.

The station received numerous negative tweets accusing the statement of being disrespecful and insensitive.

 

 

 

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