A SPANISH television station faced demands to scrap a popular talk show after a man stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death just days after she refused a marriage proposal broadcast on the program.
In a case recalling similar incidents in the US, the Spanish man, who was shown on his knees unsuccessfully begging the Russian woman to take him back, went to her home in Alicante five days later and stabbed her fatally in the neck.
The Association of Television Viewers in the eastern region of Catalonia demanded that television station Antena 3 drop its popular Patricia's Diary show, which attracts more than two million viewers a day.
“People who make television should learn not to manipulate human emotions in order to get audience share,” said the association's president Josep Ma Guerra i Mercadal.
Women's groups also accused the program of employing deceit to lure the former girlfri
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