Cleveland station live streams colonoscopy

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WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, live streamed a colonoscopy.

  • The station offered a live stream of a colonoscopy procedure on its website.
  • Portions of the live procedure also aired on the station’s newscast as well.
  • Anchors did give viewers a head’s up on air.
  • The live stream, meanwhile, carried a “viewer discretion advised” tagline.
  • Viewer reaction on social media was mixed — with some praising the station bringing attention to the issue of colon cancer screening, while others lamented that the segment “ruined” their dinner.
  • The move echos that of former “Today” anchor Katie Couric, who allowed cameras in the room during a colonoscopy in 2000.
  • An edited version of the procedure aired on “Today.”

In case you’re in the mood, here’s Couric’s colonoscopy coverage: