Scrushy On The Air

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Fired HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy is taking his case to the public via the airwaves. Scrushy, whose trial on corporate fraud charges is set for late summer, has started his own television show to avoid the -- quote -- "bias of the mainstream media."

Scrushy and his wife, Leslie, are acting as hosts of "Viewpoint" after an arm of their church purchased time for the 30-minute show, which will air five days a week on WTTO-TV in Birmingham.

The show made its debut Monday with ousted Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore as the main guest. He complained about the way the media has reported his fight to display a Ten Commandments monument in the state's main judicial building.

The show's only sponsor was Alamerica Bank, which is run by one
of Scrushy's lawyers, Donald Watkins.

Scrushy remains free on ten (m) million dollars bond. His trial is set for August 23rd on charges he led a scheme to overstate HealthSouth earnings to make it appear the company was meeting Wall Street forecasts.

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