The statewide network recently sent a letter to past donors bearing the name of Allan Pizzato. Commissioners fired Pizzato in June, a decision that preceded a wave of resignations by other leaders of Alabama Public TV.
Network spokesman Mike McKenzie says a mistake by a direct-mail company resulted in the letters going to about 1,000 households.
But a lawyer for Pizzato doesn't believe the letter is an accident. Mark White says this is the second time the network has used a fundraising letter signed by Pizzato since firing him.
Pizzato was at Alabama Public Television for more than a decade before commissioners fired him and another top executive.