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Connecticut NBC affiliate won’t air Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones

FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends the 2016 Variety's Power of Women: New York in New York. An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her planned interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Kelly said Tuesday, June 13, 2017, that she understands and respects the decision but is disappointed she won't be there. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Megyn Kelly in 2016.

Connecticut’s NBC affiliate says it’s not going to air Megyn Kelly’s report on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the radio host who has alleged the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. It says ‘‘the wounds are understandably still so raw’’ in the state.

In an internal memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press, NBC Connecticut staff members were told station executives made the decision after listening to concerns from employees, Sandy Hook families and viewers. The memo says the executives ‘‘considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal.’’

A gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at the Newtown school in December 2012.

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NBC News vows to go ahead with Sunday’s program.

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Kelly says she believes there’s value in exposing what Jones says to the American people.

Jones has said he believes her report will be a ‘‘fraud.’’