Perhaps I had unreasonable expectations when KCOP announced the airing of my all-time favorite movie, Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life." However, the way the station handled it was a disgrace to Capra's storytelling genius, hacking away five key scenes that add greatly to the power and sensitivity of the plot. Why didn't KCOP postpone "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" for a week and allow enough time to show the entire film in addition to the many commercials? Both Capra and the film's leading man, James Stewart, have said that this is their favorite movie. I just hope they were doing something else that Saturday night and not watching Channel 13. I'm sure they would have been outraged.

John D. Elmore, Monrovia

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