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Top media exec at Hallmark exits

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The top media executive at Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards is leaving the company by month's end.

Bill Abbott, president and CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, and Hallmark came under fire over the airing of a commercial featuring two brides kissing at the altar. The One Million Moms group reportedly complained directly to Abbott about the ad featured on The Hallmark Channel.

Crown Media in December pulled the ad. A spokeswoman said “the Hallmark brand is never going to be divisive.”

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