Trump SNL show may result in time for other candidates

A Joseph Ross
Wed Oct 14 22:47:11 EDT 2015

I recall hearing in 1973, when the animated version of Star Trek started 
to air Saturday mornings on NBC, that because George Takei was running 
for LA City Council, episodes in which Sulu (voiced by Takei) appeared 
could not be run in LA until after the election.

On 10/14/2015 10:14 AM, 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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