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Metro Apologizes for Inaccurate TV Spot

Metro has now pulled a TV spot that praised the response of its employees during Harvey’s floods last year. The spot was taken off the air because it incorrectly had footage from Hurricane Katrina.

That spot ran only a few days before Metro learned that a few seconds of footage at the beginning were aerial shots of Katrina in New Orleans. Metro then pulled the spot that was produced by South Coast Film and Video.

According to Metro’s Jerome Gray, the spot was only supposed to have a limited run, but they took it off the air because it wasn’t accurate.

“You know I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that we were attempting to celebrate the good work of Metro employees in helping out in the disaster response following Hurricane Harvey,” added Gray

The spot is still on Metro’s YouTube channel and Gray says it’s now been corrected.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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