WORLD After backlash, NBC cancels Megyn Kelly's show

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After backlash, NBC cancels Megyn Kelly's show

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16:45, October 27, 2018

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A controversial week for Megyn Kelly ends with her show being canceled. NBC on Friday pulling the plug on 'Megyn Kelly Today', after the host sparked widespread criticism for defending the use of blackface as part of Halloween costumes in an on-air segment. Kelly later apologized - but it was not enough to save her morning talk show, which has struggled with low ratings in the year since it launched.

Kelly's attorney saying Friday that she remains an employee of NBC News and 'discussions about next steps are continuing.'The 'Today' show, however, reporting Friday that the network is negotiating her exit and remaining three-year $69 million contract.

NBC hired Kelly after she shot to stardom on Fox News, notably sparring with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a debate moderator.


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