Three Advertisers Drop Support for Imus

Talk show host Don Imus, suspended for racially charged remarks, now faces problems with advertisers. Procter & Gamble, Staples and Bigelow Tea say they no longer want their ads on Imus in the Morning.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And today's last word in business is about some of the last words that Don Imus will say on the radio for a while.

He's been suspended for two weeks for remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Some advertisers now want their ads pulled from, "Imus in the Morning." So far Procter & Gamble, Staples and Bigelow Tea have said they will keep their ads on stations that broadcast Imus across the country but they no longer want them during his timeslot. The questions for Imus are whether other companies follow and whether companies say their decisions are permanent.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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