OAN airs testimonial from its owner confirming it was dropped by AT&T and begging viewers to reach out to other cable providers

Earlier this week, my colleague Bobby Lewis looked at One America News Network's future after the deranged conspiracy theory channel was dropped by AT&T / DirecTV. He pointed out that OAN has been asking viewers to reach out to cable providers like Spectrum. Now, OAN owner Robert Herring, Sr., has taken it a step further, recording a testimonial that begs viewers to reach out to Charter and Dish. He also complains that AT&T dropped him.

Herring's remarks about AT&T and its Chairman William Kennard come after on-air remarks from an OAN host asking viewers to dig up dirt on Kennard. (The same host is now asking viewers to call AT&T and DirecTV and threaten to drop them if OAN is removed.)

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Citation From OAN programming on January 20, 2022

ROBERT HERRING, SR. (OAN FOUNDER AND OWNER): Hello, my name is Robert Herring, and I'm owner and CEO of One America News Network. I'm sure by now a lot of you have heard the news that AT&T and DirecTV have decided to take us off their service. It was a major surprise to me when I read it in the news last Friday night, as I'm sure it was to you. I have worked with AT&T in one capacity or another starting when I was 20 years old. I started out as a chauffeur, driving their executives around town; and later in life, this little news network that I built with my family and a small group of the hardest working individuals I know found its way into the AT&T channel lineup. Our dedicated group of investigative journalists, writers, producers and directors, and everyone else that helps this place run, spent the last several years bringing you, the American people, straight-shooting hard-hitting news that you just don't find anywhere else. And you, the viewers, have been great. Our viewership has grown so much year after year, and we read every single one of your viewer emails. We take the time to talk to you when you approach us on the streets. We listen to you, and that's why we know that you keep watching our network because we tell it like it is.

In the past, we have worked with a man named John Stankey at AT&T, and we always appreciate the great working relationship we had with him. But just recently, the new head of the board of AT&T, by the name of William Kennard, let us know that he and the rest of the board simply do not want to carry us anymore. It was a complete surprise to us, given how great our viewership has been. Now we don't know exactly what we are going to do yet. But don't worry, we have a lot of options. We have always been and are still more than happy to talk to the cable providers throughout the country. We would also like to ask you, our viewers, to please reach out to the cable provider in your area -- whether it's Spectrum, Dish, or any of the other great providers -- and let them know that you would like for them to carry One America News. We only charge 10 cents per household per month. That is a great deal by any standard, giving all of the amazing content our team puts out.

Before I let you go. I just want to say thank you and thank you to all of our great viewers. Thank you to all of our amazing staff, and thank you to all the great cable providers that will continue to carry the truth far into the future.

OAN was dropped by AT&T / DirecTV following months of public pressure from activists.