Trump SNL show may result in time for other candidates

Rob Landry
Wed Oct 14 12:59:20 EDT 2015

I remember Richard Nixon on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. I understand that 
they offered time to Hubert Humphrey but he declined.


On Wed, 14 Oct 2015, Bob Nelson wrote:

> When Hillary Clinton did a three minute appearance on the NBC entertainment
> show "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 3, NBC told its affiliates that these
> affiliates may have to grant equal opportunities for other candidates to
> appear if they request it. Now Donald Trump will host on Nov 7 and the same
> rule applies. It falls upon the affiliates. Cable stations aren't subject
> to it.
> I recall Ch 56 couldn't show Ronald Reagan movies when he ran for President
> in 1980 for fear of triggering "equal opportunities", but once the polls
> closed they aired a marathon of them, "Ron Till Dawn". Would any NBC
> affiliates decline to carry the Trump-hosted SNL out of the same worry?

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