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VIEWERS UPSET BY AIRING OF 'FAHRENHEIT 9/11'

Television viewers expecting to tune into a weekly public access show Wednesday night found themselves instead watching the political documentary "Fahrenheit 9/1 1."

The surprise showing of the film, which paints President Bush as an inept leader who rushed into war in Iraq, prompted a few angry phone calls to Time Warner Cable.

Callers were concerned about the film's content as well as violence and profanity in the uncensored showing, David Whalen, a spokesman for the cable company, told the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Whalen confirmed that Wilton Vought has produced a public-access show in that time slot for more than a year. The tape of "Fahrenheit 9/1 1" was programmed into the cable company's automation system and was broadcast.

Time Warner is not responsible for the content of programming and is prohibited from exerting editorial control over the public access channel.

Vought told WNBF radio that he was "curious as to why it's a big deal."

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