We had a long discussion about whether to air the Heath Ledger story in January when the actor was found dead in a New York apartment. We held off at that time because there was so little known about how he died. The initial autopsy was inconclusive, and we didn't want to speculate or put something out there without having many of the answers ourselves.
After getting Wednesday's report by the New York medical examiner's office, we felt we had enough information to properly tell the story in Thursday's show. If you'd like to tell us what you think – either about our decision or about Ledger's tragic death – we welcome your comments.
Carl Azuz, Anchor