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Scripps Nets To Go Dark

As more networks' plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks take shape, the Scripps Networks has elected to go dark for 90
minutes that day.

A company spokesman said that all four of its cable channels-HGTV, Food
Network, DIY: Do It Yourself and Fine Living-will go off the air from 8:30 p.m.
to 10 a.m. on Sept. 11.

'The executive committee decided that with national attention focused on the
ceremonies in New York City that it would be inappropriate to continue business
as usual at that time,' said a Scripps spokeswoman.

In the 24 hours immediately following the tragic events last Sept. 11, the
Scripps' cable channel were dark.