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This is way cool. Over on Digital Bits, Bill Hunt posted a demo reel for a proposed remastering of the classic Battlestar Galactica series, done by the one of the special effects people who did the effects on the BG revamp. The idea was to remaster the series like Paramount did with Star Trek TOS, but Universal didn't go for it. But the demo looks amazing. I wish Universal would get behind this.

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'Longmire' will get a fourth season on Netflix
By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times - Nov. 19, 2014

Netflix is riding to the rescue of yet another canceled TV show. On Wednesday, it announced it had picked up the western detective series "Longmire" for a fourth season.

The series, about Wyoming County Sheriff Walt Longmire, is based on the mystery novels by Craig Johnson. Writers John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin, previously of "The Closer," developed the series for TV and served as executive producers for three seasons on A&E.

Australian actor Robert Taylor played the weathered lawman, with a supporting cast including Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Philips.

The show's third season ended with a gun going off in the cliffhanger, but until now, fans had no hope of knowing who was on the business end of that bullet.

During its three seasons on A&E, the series performed well in the ratings, becoming the channel's biggest original series premiere of all time with 4.1 million viewers.

Johnson wrote a scathing post on his official Facebook page after the show's cancellation in August. Warner Horizon Television subsequently brought it to Netflix, which has given additional seasons to fan-favorite canceled series, including "Arrested Development," "The Killing" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Johnson tweeted his pleasure at the series pickup, writing, "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds. Old Mexican proverb."

The 10-episode fourth season will debut on Netflix sometime in 2015.

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WEDNESDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insights' Blog.
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
ABC and CBS shows grow on Wednesday
'Goldbergs' and 'Middle' hit season highs, 'Stalker' jumps
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 20, 2013

It was a night of gains for a number of shows on broadcast last night.

ABC’s “The Middle” and “The Goldbergs” both hit season highs, while CBS’s “Stalker” and NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” grew from their last outings.

“Middle “averaged a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, up 16 percent over last week and its best rating since last February.

“Goldbergs” continued to grow over its lead-in, improving to a 2.4 and matching its best rating this season in the demo.

In fact, all of ABC’s shows were up week-to-week.

Meanwhile, CBS’s “Stalker” surged 21 percent from last week to a 1.7. And NBC’s 8 p.m. dramedy “The Mysteries of Laura” rose to a one-month high with a 1.4.

ABC was first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.3 average overnight rating and a 7 share. CBS was second at 2.1/6, NBC third at 1.6/5, Fox and Univision tied for fourth at 1.2/4, CW was sixth at 0.7/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.6/2.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-nine percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. CBS led with a 2.4 for “Survivor,” followed by ABC with a 2.3 for “Middle” (2.2) and “Goldbergs” (2.4). Fox was third with a 1.5 for “Hell’s Kitchen,” NBC fourth with a 1.4 for “Laura,” Univision fifth with a 1.3 for “Mi Corazon es Tuyo,” CW sixth with a 0.9 for “Arrow” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.4 for “Reina de Corazones.”

ABC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 3.2 for “Modern Family” (3.7) and “Back-ish” (2.6), while CBS slipped to second with a 2.3 for “Criminal Minds.” NBC was third with a 1.8 for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Univision fourth with a 1.3 for “Hasta el Fin del Mundo,” Fox fifth with a 0.9 for “Red Band Society,” CW sixth with a 0.6 for “The 100″ and Telemundo seventh with a 0.4 for “Los Miserables.”

At 10 p.m. CBS moved back to first with a 1.7 for “Stalker,” with NBC second with a 1.6 for “Chicago P.D.” ABC was third with a 1.5 for “Nashville,” Univision fourth with a 0.9 for “La Malquerida” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.8 for “Señora Acero.”

CBS finished first for the night among households with a 5.9 average overnight rating and a 10 share. NBC was second at 5.1/8, ABC third at 4.8/8, Fox fourth at 2.1/3, Univision fifth at 1.5/3, CW sixth at 1.3/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.8/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/abc...row-wednesday/

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Finally, ABC’s Thursday is looking good
Pairing three Shonda Rhimes shows has worked well
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 20, 2013

It’s been quite a fall for ABC’s Thursday lineup of Shonda Rhimes-produced shows, which all air their fall finales tonight.

The lineup has lifted the network to its best start on Thursdays in five years, and a key part of that is “Grey’s Anatomy,” which airs tonight at 8 p.m.

When “Grey’s,” Rhimes’ first program, debuted in 2005, it was a bit of an afterthought.

A midseason replacement that slipped onto the schedule months after ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost” had already become smash hits, “Grey’s” did well at first but grew into a sensation the next season, when it aired behind the Super Bowl and suddenly became broadcast’s top scripted series in 18-49s.

The next fall, ABC moved the show to Thursdays, where the network had struggled for years, and immediately gained traction.

But even with “Grey’s” as the 9 p.m. anchor for nearly a decade, ABC has struggled to fill out the rest of its Thursday lineup. It tried to fill the gaping holes with a parade of new shows, only one of which, “Scandal,” worked out.

Finally this season ABC found the right formula: Putting three Rhimes shows right in a row. “Grey’s” moved to 8 p.m. and has ably filled the slot, averaging a 2.6 adults 18-49 Nielsen rating, more than double what the network averaged last year in that hour.

With “Scandal” at 9 p.m. and new hit “How to Get Away with Murder” at 10, ABC has won every Thursday of the November sweeps so far, and figures to do it again tonight. The trio of shows will be back with original episodes in January.

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TBS to Air ‘Conan’ Primetime Special in December
By Marc Berman, TVMediaInsights.com - Nov. 20, 2014

Late night TBS talker “Conan,” hosted by Conan O’Brien, is coming to primetime in a one-hour special called “Conan To Go.” It airs on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET, and will feature a collection of host Conan’s favorite remote segments from the past four seasons. Included will be “Lyft Kevin Hart & Ice Cube,” “Conan Visits American Girl” and “Clueless Gamer: Grand Theft Auto 5.”

“Conan,” which is regularly scheduled Monday to Thursday at 11 p.m. ET, is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

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Late Success for Latecomer to Late Night
'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' Premieres Jan. 19
By Bill Carter, The New York Times - Nov. 20, 2014

Larry Wilmore is not about to be spoiled by sudden success.

The next late-night host on Comedy Central said a friend recently told him not to let success change him. Mr. Wilmore, who is 53 and probably best known for his stinging comedy commentaries as the “senior black correspondent” on “The Daily Show,” said he responded:

“It’s too late for success to do anything to me. I’m too old. Success had its chance. It’s too late for you, success. You had your shot. You’re not going to change me at this point.”

That was a bit of a comedy riff, of course. But Mr. Wilmore was sincere about appreciating the opportunity when his new late-night show starts on Comedy Central. The start date, being announced officially on Thursday, is Jan. 19.

“When you’re older and you get this kind of thing, you can really enjoy it for what it is,” he said on Sunday. “I’m raring to go.”

He said he was also not thrown by the pressure of limited time to get the show up and running, nor a last-minute wrinkle in its official identity. When the series was announced last May by Jon Stewart, the “Daily Show” host and Mr. Wilmore’s mentor (as well as an executive producer on the new show), the title was to be “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.”

That sounded both clever and original to everyone involved, and, of course, it had the ring of familiarity from the 2002 Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise film. But the ring got a bit too loud in August when the studio that owns the film, Fox, announced it was making a television pilot based on the movie.

“It became complicated,” Mr. Wilmore explained, because the only way to retain the original title would have been to always use it in the complete form. It would get a bit unwieldy, he said, when discussing the show in interviews or on social media repeatedly to say “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.”

“The last thing you want is brand confusion,” he said. So on Thursday, he and Comedy Central are unveiling the new title: “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.” That was the simplest choice, Mr. Wilmore said. It also fits nicely, temporally, between the shows that will bracket it four evenings a week: “The Daily Show” and “At Midnight.”

The main thrust will be to examine issues from the point of view of the underdog. In that way, the title change is probably a good one, he said.

“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities,” Mr. Wilmore said. “It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”

Not that he didn’t muse about other possible titles. “I thought we could make it ‘The Wilmore-T Report,’ with an invisible T,” he said. “ ‘Colbert’ has had the silent T; we could have had an invisible one.”

Even without the T, connections to the departing “Colbert Report” will be extensive for the new effort. He is not only inheriting Mr. Colbert’s position on the Comedy Central schedule, he is also moving into the studio and offices that production is vacating when Mr. Colbert ends his run Dec 18.

“I’m also moving into Stephen’s house and driving his old car,” Mr. Wilmore said.

He did seriously consider the title “Meet the Rest,” because his new show is intended to be, as he put it, “a cousin of ‘Meet the Press.’ ” Though the show is still very much a work in progress, Mr. Wilmore said “The Nightly Show” would regularly feature a panel discussion: a scripted comedy version of what is seen on Sunday-morning talk. He said he would probably start each show with a comedy take on something in the news, delivered in all likelihood from a seat at a desk, the way Mr. Stewart and Mr. Colbert have long opened their shows.

The cast will consist of those who are called players rather than correspondents, but they may do a comedy report as “The Daily Show” does and then be interviewed by Mr. Wilmore before joining the panel. He said unscripted interviews with people connected to the news are also being discussed, though he will not rely on a roster of the usual suspects who turn up on Sunday-morning shows.

“If we are dealing with a labor issue,” he said, “we may have somebody who is actually on the line” picketing, he said.

But he also emphasized that “The Nightly Show” would be comedy. “We’re not doing heavy social issues every night,” Mr. Wilmore said.

The writing and performing staffs are still being put together, and the production will have only about a month to build the set after Mr. Colbert exits. In the first weeks of January, Mr. Wilmore said, he hopes to do a series of practice shows to get a sense of how everything will work.

None of this is daunting, Mr. Wilmore said — well, except for the part about succeeding Mr. Colbert: “Stephen has been so amazing and he has such a loyal following, that part is a bit daunting.”

But after a long career as a stand-up comedian, writer, and creator and show runner of sitcoms (most recently the new ABC hit “Black-ish”), Mr. Wilmore is happy to step into the glare that comes with being the star of his own show.

“When my father was in his 40s, he went back to school to become a doctor,” Mr. Wilmore said. “He was a probation officer before that. He started taking pre-med courses, and he just did it. He was a really solid student because he had perspective. He wasn’t out playing beer pong every night. It was such a lesson to me. I’m having the time of my life with this.”

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Why the networks aren’t giving President Obama primetime real estate for his immigration speech
By Jaime Fuller, Washington Post's 'The Fix' Blog - Nov. 20, 2014

Tonight, President Obama will be giving a primetime address on his planned executive actions concerning immigration reform. It's a politically volatile move opposed by most Republicans and considered long overdue by immigration reform advocates, and it is a very big deal.

Most people will not be watching this primetime address. The White House asked the networks for time at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, and were greeted with little more than a "Mmm, no thanks."

ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS knew that their customers would not be happy if the President ate into time reserved for some of the most popular shows on television, including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Bones." (Editor's Note: If I wasn't watching Obama's speech, I'd be watching "The This Old House Hour.")

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On The Air Tonight
THURSDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Grey's Anatomy
9PM - Scandal
10PM - How To Get Away With Murder
* * * *
11:35AM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Musical group One Direction; Tom Verica; Jessie J performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - The Big Bang Theory
8:31PM - Mom
9:01PM - Two and a Half Men
9:30PM - The McCarthys
10PM - Elementary
* * * *
11:50PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Edward Norton; Jessye Norman performs)
12:52AM - Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Matthew McConaughey; comic Frank Nicotero; Metallica performs)

NBC:
8PM - The Biggest Loser
9PM - Bad Judge
9:30PM - A to Z
10:01PM - Parenthood
* * * *
11:34AM - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Mark Ruffalo; Stephen Merchant; Romeo Santos performs; Anthony Kiedis sits in with The Roots)
12:36AM - Late Night with Seth Myers (Russell Brand; Mayim Bialik; comic Fahim Anwar)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (TV producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer; La Sera performs; comic Mike Lawrence)

FOX:
8PM - Bones
9PM - Gracepoint

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - The 'This Old House' Hour
9PM - Masterpiece Classic - The Paradise, Series 2: Episode 8
(R - Nov. 16)
10PM - Antiques Roadshow: Miami Beach
(R - Jan. 17, 2011)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Latin Grammys 2014

THE CW:
8PM - The Vampire Diaries
9PM - Reign

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Acción Ejecutiva (Special, LIVE)
9PM - Los Miserables
10PM - Señora de Acero

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Eddie Redmayne)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Jon Stewart)
12:01AM - At Midnight (Nick Offerman; Aimee Mann; Dana Gould)

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Jason Bateman; talk show host Andy Cohen; Cold War Kids performs)
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Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Nov. 20, 2014

THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) showed measurable and unexpected character growth a few episodes ago -- growth that had the studio audience gasping in shock and applauding in approval. And tonight, now that he has professed his love for Amy (Mayim Bialik), and she has reciprocated, they get to move forward. More fun with flags!

THE BIRDS
TCM, 8:00 p.m.

Tonight, you can have your movie terror the way Paul Revere planned his warning signals about the British invasion: This 1963 Alfred Hitchcock classic should typify “One if by air,” but the redcoats were not yet that sophisticated with their manner of attack. But in this scary movie about a mysterious avian revolution, some of the most frightening scenes occur when the birds in question are sitting perfectly still, perched on land, or on playground bars – so “One if by land” works for The Birds, as I see it. Of course, that’s only a matter of a pinion…

JAWS
IFC, 9:00 p.m.

And this 1975 Steven Spielberg killer shark thriller is, of course, representative of Paul Revere’s “Two if by sea.” It’s also representative of one of the best suspense films, or action films, or monster movies, or however you wish to categorize it, in the history of the movies.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
ABC, 10:00 p.m.
MIDSEASON FINALE:
This is what the networks, cable and broadcast, increasingly are calling their final first-run episodes of the year before the holiday break. I suppose it’s because “midseason finale” sounds a lot better than “the last episode before we pack things up until the New Year, when people start watching TV in large numbers again.” But on this particular midseason finale, we’re supposed to solve the murder that was introduced way back in the series premiere. My money’s on Professor Plum, in the library, with a lead pipe.

PARENTHOOD
NBC, 10:00 p.m. ET

On tonight’s episode, another fall finale, Max (Max Burkholder) is a guest at a party thrown by his parents for the Chamber Academy – and it’s a party at which he’s determined to propel his relationship with his “girlfriend” to the next level. Which, to the objective outside observer, might as well be called “base camp.”


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‘Cosby Show’ Repeats Pulled by TV Land Amid Rape Allegations
By Tim Kenneally, TheWrap.com - Nov. 19, 2014

There's more bad news for Bill Cosby.

TV Land has chosen to pull repeats of his classic sitcom “The Cosby Show,” amid allegations that he had sexually assaulted multiple women, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Wednesday.

TV Land's decision to yanks the repeats is the latest setback for Cosby. On Tuesday, Netflix decided to postpone a comedy special starring the funnyman, which was to premiere over the Thanksgiving holiday. NBC likewise announced on Wednesday that it would not to go forward with a sitcom that would have starred Cosby, which was in the early stages of development.

“The Cosby Show,” which starred Cosby as family patriarch Cliff Huxtable, aired from 1984 to 1992.

In recent weeks, the actor has been besieged by accusations of sexual assault by multiple women, most recently former “America's Next Top Model” judge Janice Dickinson, who told “Entertainment Tonight” that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982, after luring her to Lake Tahoe with the promise of career help.

Cosby's attorney, Martin Singer, has denied Dickinson's claims, calling them “a fabricated lie.”

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HBO Chief Holds Out Hope Online Plans Can Appeal To Cable And Cord Cutters
By David Lieberman, Deadline.com - Nov. 20, 2014

Looks like we’ll have to keep waiting to figure out how HBO CEO Richard Plepler can offer a direct-to-consumer streaming service — planned for next year — that doesn’t upset the pay TV ecosystem. NBC’s Willie Geist tried to get an answer from Plepler today in an appearance at the Paley Center. But the HBO chief continued to dance on the tightrope — saying just enough to titillate cord cutters, without antagonizing cable and satellite companies that want to continue limiting HBO to people who first subscribe to their basic packages.

Plepler reiterated that he wants to work with cable companies to target 10+ million households that subscribe to broadband but not pay TV. “Who controls the broadband pipe in the United States? Our distributors. So if you want a broadband only product, that’s the biggest low hanging fruit out there….I said ‘look there’s gold in the hills. Let’s go get it.’” HBO and Comcast already offer a package that enables Internet customers to get the premium channel if they buy the cheapest TV tier that mostly consists of broadcast channels.

But Plepler doesn’t rule out the possibility that he’ll answer cord cutters’ prayers and offer HBO online to those who don’t want any pay-TV. “If you’re saying that we have to have one hand tied behind our back and we have no other options to go out and get new customers, then that I reject,” he says. “We’re going to use all means our disposal to go out and get potential new consumers who want HBO.… People want the brand. This is not binary. This is not you are locked into one ecosystem and you can’t go to the other.”

The HBO chief also gave a diplomatic answer when asked about Netflix. He praised it as “a wonderful addition that has wonderful options to catch up on shows, and watch a couple of new shows that they’ve done a very good job” with. But his description of HBO puts it in a different league. It has a big advantage with first-run Hollywood movies, he says. They account for 78% of viewing on HBO; 40% of its subs only watch movies. “That is very very important.” In addition, he says HBO has a far bigger library of original programming, with 2,700 hours.

HBO is in the business of “building addicts.… We’re not selling eyeballs to advertisers. We’re selling a brand. And the brand stands for excellent quality differentiation.” To that end, Plepler talked up HBO’s planned branding campaign next year. “We’ve relied way too much on our partners to market us,” he says.

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Most people will not be watching this primetime address. The White House asked the networks for time at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, and were greeted with little more than a "Mmm, no thanks."

ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS knew that their customers would not be happy if the President ate into time reserved for some of the most popular shows on television
...and people are still somehow surprised at rampant government incompetence and gridlock. When people give priority to television over being informed citizens, it's no surprise that nothing gets done, yet the voters exclusively blame politicians for all of the nation's problems. Elected leaders aren't the only ones who need to take some responsibility instead of passing the blame; it's much easier for the people in power to exploit you when you're not paying attention.
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^^^

True. Its also November sweeps, so, like in politics, money talks.
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...and people are still somehow surprised at rampant government incompetence and gridlock. When people give priority to television over being informed citizens, it's no surprise that nothing gets done, yet the voters exclusively blame politicians for all of the nation's problems. Elected leaders aren't the only ones who need to take some responsibility instead of passing the blame; it's much easier for the people in power to exploit you when you're not paying attention.
There are a dozen other ways to see this or get a recap.
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There are a dozen other ways to see this or get a recap.
Yes there are. And I suspect that in most cases people would be tuning into a channel/website where they can find, in summation, their confirmation bias. More "news" outlets don't always translate into a well-informed public. IMO, the opposite is occurring.
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Why the networks aren’t giving President Obama primetime real estate for his immigration speech
By Jaime Fuller, Washington Post's 'The Fix' Blog - Nov. 20, 2014
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ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS knew that their customers would not be happy if the President ate into time reserved for some of the most popular shows on television, including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Bones." (Editor's Note: If I wasn't watching Obama's speech, I'd be watching "The This Old House Hour.")

Just to clarify: the “customers” here would be the affiliated stations, who depend on sweeps month ratings to set ad rates for the year. Actual TV viewers don’t matter, even if they flock to the speech in droves, because the speech would be sustaining, not supported by advertising.

And no, Editor, you would not be watching "The This Old House Hour", certainly not here in the DC area, because:

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PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - The 'This Old House' Hour
9PM - Masterpiece Classic - The Paradise, Series 2: Episode 8
(R - Nov. 16)
10PM - Antiques Roadshow: Miami Beach
(R - Jan. 17, 2011)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Latin Grammys 2014

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Acción Ejecutiva (Special, LIVE)
9PM - Los Miserables
10PM - Señora de Acero

All of the above networks will be pre-empting or delaying their regular schedule to cover the speech.

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...and people are still somehow surprised at rampant government incompetence and gridlock. When people give priority to television over being informed citizens,

See above re sweeps. This has nothing to do with the priorities of “people”.

That said, why exactly does this matter warrant a prime time speech or major network coverage anyway? We’re not talking about going to war here. This is a policy change that will directly affect maybe 5 million people out of a potential TV audience of 300 million. Most of that 5 million probably speak Spanish as a primary language, so it’s appropriate that the Spanish broadcast nets are covering the speech. (And any English speakers who can’t find PBS, CSPAN, or one of the cable news nets are a lost cause, anyway.)

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1) Remember that political comments are not allowed on AVS.

2) Some affiliates are splitting with their networks. In Detroit, the NBC and Fox affiliates ARE carrying the speech.

Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
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hmm.. all the local stations here in the DC area are showing the President except for the ABC station. So now I guess the shows are going to be screwed up on NBC, Fox, and CBS.

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Update to previous:

DC CBS, FOX, NBC affiliates carried speech.

Baltimore NBC affiliate carried speech.

NYC FOX, NBC affiliates carried speech.
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I wonder if Centric will be next to pull it?
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