After coming to an agreement with AMGA-TV station owner Edward Kaladjian, The Truth Must Be Told and Shahan Natalie Family Foundation, Inc. announced the special TV program “Inspiring Hope: Thanksgiving Tribute To Shahan Natalie”
Following this announcement, AABVC-TV host Vrej Agajanian contacted Kaladjian and asked him to provide the same airtime to the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund annual Telethon. Kaladjian declined the offer. Later, he was contacted by Sarkis Kotanjian, the Fund’s Executive Director in U.S. Western Region, with the same request.
A couple of hours ago, investigative journalist Ara Manoogian, Shahan Natalie’s grandson, producer and host of the tribute, received a call from Kaladjian saying that he is rescinding their agreement and has given the timeslot in question to the one paying him almost twice as much, “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund.
Although the tribute to Shahan Natalie will not be shown on AMGA-TV, Manoogian is now working on finding alternative methods to air the show.