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Re: Corporate network bash

On Mon, 7 Oct 2002 22:43:22 -0700 (PDT) Dan Billings
<billingsdan@yahoo.com> writes:
> --- Sean Smyth <ssmyth@suscom.net> wrote:
> > I was under the belief that the Bush administration
> > did not request the time
> > from the broadcast networks to carry the speech in
> > the first place.
> IMHO, whether the government requests the time or not
> should not be a significant consideration.  The
> networks ought to make an independent judgment on
> whether a particular event is important enough to
> interrupt regular programming.  I don't want the
> networks turning programming decisions over to a
> politician -- even one I support.

You are correct, the networks should make independent decisions about
coverage. I am pointing out that the Bush Admininstration appears to be
heading us into a shooting war.  IMO that is a significant event and a
speech that could be a prelude to that war should be broadcast by all
networks.   A far more significant address than a State of the Union
speech and that is covered by all the networks.