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CBS postpones its plans to air Michael Jackson special next week
Associated Press ^ | 11-19-03 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Posted on 11/19/2003 2:30:04 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:44:56 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS pulled a Michael Jackson music special planned for next week, saying it would be "inappropriate" to air given the new charges that the star molested a child.

Authorities in Santa Barbara, Calif. issued an arrest warrant for the pop star on molestation charges. Jackson has denied the charges.


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I wonder if the ACLU's NAMBLA legal team will defend Mr. Jackson pro bono?
1 posted on 11/19/2003 2:30:06 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ya gotta love it!
2 posted on 11/19/2003 2:32:12 PM PST by per loin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
CBS is having a rough time of it this Nov sweeps. What a shame, NOT!
3 posted on 11/19/2003 2:33:01 PM PST by Grig
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Given the success we had in getting to pull The Reagans, and now CBS saving us emails and phone calls by voluntarily pulling the Jacko special, CBS should think seriously about re-airing its original hit fare during sweeps week, and I bet they'd come out with top ratings. I know I'd cancel ALL prior engagements just to sit home and watch Green Acres reruns.....
4 posted on 11/19/2003 2:34:30 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (Mr. Fox, give us our water!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Poor CBS can't pick a good one can they?
5 posted on 11/19/2003 2:35:44 PM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Despite the two cancellations, CBS is dominating the November ratings period."

Cite? Ratings? Link? No, the article provides no data BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ANY YET. We're still IN the sweeps period - you get the ratings after the sweep is over. This little gratuitous sentence is whole fiction and has no place in the article.

Michael

6 posted on 11/19/2003 2:36:22 PM PST by Wright is right! (Never get excited about ANYTHING by the way it looks from behind.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ohhh shoot...CBS, seems to be having a time of it, first they cancel the Reagan mini series that slander an honorable president, and now they have to cancel a special on Michael Jackson, who they probably tried to portray as some kind of victim, while...all the while..Michael Jackson is being arrested for victiming a young person.. it is true what they say...GOOD WILL PREVAIL!
7 posted on 11/19/2003 2:36:37 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: per loin
See BS run.
8 posted on 11/19/2003 2:37:16 PM PST by battlegearboat
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To: hispanarepublicana
They ahd a great show about 5 years ago called "Vengeance Unlimited" and they cancelled it. It was the only show I'd watched on CBS for years and they got rid of it!
9 posted on 11/19/2003 2:37:28 PM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Dan Rather has not approved the delay of the Jackson program.

10 posted on 11/19/2003 2:37:44 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gee, just yesterday we heard "We're going to make our decision after one week..." :{)
11 posted on 11/19/2003 2:37:58 PM PST by gorush
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BUT THAT IS CENSORSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!
12 posted on 11/19/2003 2:41:28 PM PST by cmsgop (Why don't you settle down and go buy a Juice Newton Album....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe they can put the Michael Jackson Special on Showtime like 'The Reagans'.

So9

13 posted on 11/19/2003 2:44:22 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (I am not reptilian, I just have a low basal metabloism.)
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To: cmsgop
LOL
14 posted on 11/19/2003 2:45:18 PM PST by agrace
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gee, I would've thought it was inappropriate to put this guy on the air in the first place. Is Jackson's recording contract with a Viacom-owned company?
15 posted on 11/19/2003 2:47:08 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Wright is right!
Actually, the article is correct... CBS had 6 of the top 10 rated shows last week:

http://tv.yahoo.com/nielsen/
16 posted on 11/19/2003 2:47:23 PM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: Servant of the 9
Maybe they can put the Michael Jackson Special on Showtime like 'The Reagans'.

Obviously, this whole episode with the Michael Jackson and the DA is just another CBS stunt to get its Showtime ratings up.

17 posted on 11/19/2003 2:47:45 PM PST by OESY
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To: agrace
Thanks, I was just slumming on DU and some just don't buy it. Bunch of Friggen Losers....
18 posted on 11/19/2003 2:50:13 PM PST by cmsgop (Why don't you settle down and go buy a Juice Newton Album....)
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To: OESY
Really, how can anyone criticize CBS for The Michael Jackson Show when they haven't even seen it yet?
19 posted on 11/19/2003 2:50:51 PM PST by OESY
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Poor CBS

Maybe and maybe not. By pulling the show, CBS is adding Jackson in future litigation against Santa Barbara County and Does #1 through #30 if the SB County DA can't get a conviction.

I'm sure if Jackson isn't convicted he'll share the wealth with CBS for making the suit possible.

20 posted on 11/19/2003 2:53:47 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
You mean we're gonna miss the R. Kelly-Michael Jackson duet!?

Awwww...

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

21 posted on 11/19/2003 2:58:13 PM PST by mhking
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To: All
this thread
LOL!!!
22 posted on 11/19/2003 3:01:46 PM PST by GodBlessUSA
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To: Amerigomag
Not a chance..
Wacko Jacko is feeling so much heat...his damned nose will melt..

He's finished...finally.
The pervert millionair is in all likelihood going to lose everything that remains in his possession..

That's okay -- because he already owns the wardrobe necessary for a doorman's job or greeter at some whorehouse.....

That is assuming he exits prison in good conditon...

Semper Fi
23 posted on 11/19/2003 3:02:10 PM PST by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: OESY
The special, "Michael Jackson Number Ones," was to air next Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST, to coincide with the release of a greatest hits package.

Do you think CBS should rename the special, "Michael Jackson's High Eleven: His Greatest Hits on Young Boys"? But would it be salacious enough for the Queer Eye at CBS?

But, there's nothing like a good cigarette afterwards!

24 posted on 11/19/2003 3:04:00 PM PST by OESY
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Another winner for Les Moonves.
25 posted on 11/19/2003 3:04:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: So Cal Rocket
They may be winning the November sweeps but that's like saying "We just captured 60% of the CD market!" as media sales go digital. Year-on-year viewership is declining. Kind of like the cell phone companies claiming all the new subscribers while saying nothing about the retention rate. Relatively hollow victories.
26 posted on 11/19/2003 3:06:06 PM PST by mpreston
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Schadenfreude Bump!
27 posted on 11/19/2003 3:11:27 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Uday and Qusay and Idi-ay are ead-day)
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To: Wright is right!
Michael,

Nielsen Media Research collects audience data among a specific sample of homes across the 55 "Metered" markets on a 24-7-365 basis and there is a National "NTI" number available as well. These National and Metered Market "ratings" provide only Household-level detail.

"Sweeps" - there are four "Major" ones in a year: November, February, May and July (In the same order of relative importance) - produce detail on WHO in those households is watching what across ALL 210 DMA's for those months only.

Technically, there are ratings figures available by 10 AM the following day for any broadcast...what is NOT available yet is the ratings detail for the entire sweep period. In the sweeps, Nielsen collects/estimates program performance among demographic groups....THAT level of detail is released after the sweep is over.

28 posted on 11/19/2003 3:13:37 PM PST by Range Rover (If you feel you don't love me, feel again.)
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times CBS Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


29 posted on 11/19/2003 3:17:46 PM PST by Timesink (I'm not a big fan of electronic stuff, you know? Beeps ... beeps freak me out. They're bad.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If Michael Jackson goes to prison as a convicted child molester, he'll star in a very different kind of "Thriller" creatively produced by a very serious cast of inmates.
30 posted on 11/19/2003 3:20:48 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
CBS has not announced what will air in place of the special next week.

A CSI repeat. Bet on it.

31 posted on 11/19/2003 3:21:38 PM PST by Timesink (I'm not a big fan of electronic stuff, you know? Beeps ... beeps freak me out. They're bad.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As Rush would say, "Hee hee hee".
32 posted on 11/19/2003 3:23:07 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: So Cal Rocket
CBS had six of the top ten. That shows just how crummy network television really is.
33 posted on 11/19/2003 3:25:09 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: hispanarepublicana
know I'd cancel ALL prior engagements just to sit home and watch Green Acres reruns.....

Somebody would complain that Arnold's a pig. No, wait... the California recall is over.

-PJ

34 posted on 11/19/2003 3:28:39 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
CBS: You want us to watch? Get Grissom and Gappy-Tooth Chick together on CSI! And what happened with Grissom's hearing, anyway? He was going to have surgery last season, and this season the only thing different is his beard. Very sexy, IMO. But did the facial hair correct his hearing loss? And should a CSI have facial hair? What if it falls into the evidence? Get them together. We will watch.
35 posted on 11/19/2003 3:29:32 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So, I wonder what Babs has to say about this censorship?

LOL. Poor, poor CBS. Make a special with a guy accused of molestation in the past and what happens? Lie down with perverts, you get perverted.

patent
36 posted on 11/19/2003 3:35:50 PM PST by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So, let me put this into perspective: they were all ready to air a special, glorifying a child molestor (prior to this latest allegation), while at the same time, airing a miniseries that trashes the greatest president of the 20th century. Yep, no bias there!
37 posted on 11/19/2003 3:42:41 PM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: OESY
"Ooh, it's that creepy eye!"
38 posted on 11/19/2003 3:52:03 PM PST by Timesink (I'm not a big fan of electronic stuff, you know? Beeps ... beeps freak me out. They're bad.)
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To: Wright is right!
Despite the two cancellations, CBS is dominating the November ratings period."

Cite? Ratings? Link? No, the article provides no data BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ANY YET. We're still IN the sweeps period - you get the ratings after the sweep is over. This little gratuitous sentence is whole fiction and has no place in the article

They are winning the rationgs night to night per say...so if they win the majority of the nights then they will most likely win sweeps ratings come in night to night....

39 posted on 11/19/2003 3:57:04 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Despite the two cancellations, CBS is dominating the November ratings period.

That's not saying much for current programing. (that's coming from someone waiting for Rowan and Martin to return)

40 posted on 11/19/2003 4:04:57 PM PST by tubebender (FReeRepublic...How bad have you got it...)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
CBS could get their money back by installing a camera in the cell and putting it on pay TV...
41 posted on 11/19/2003 4:08:46 PM PST by tubebender (FReeRepublic...How bad have you got it...)
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To: OESY
Does that mean the "Scott Peterson Variety Hour" and the "OJ Simpson's Greatest Sports Moments" specials have been put on hold, as well?
42 posted on 11/19/2003 4:20:17 PM PST by LisaMalia (Buckeye Fan since birth!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Despite the two cancellations, CBS is dominating the November ratings period.

Maybe not "despite" but rather "because of?" It's a pretty big assumption that these two would automatically be great ratings-getters.

43 posted on 11/19/2003 4:24:59 PM PST by webheart (Citizen's Grammar Patrol)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Despite the two cancellations, CBS is dominating the November ratings period."

Cite? Ratings? Link? No, the article provides no data BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ANY YET. We're still IN the sweeps period - you get the ratings after the sweep is over. This little gratuitous sentence is whole fiction and has no place in the article

They are winning the rationgs night to night per say...so if they win the majority of the nights then they will most likely win sweeps ratings come in night to night....

44 posted on 11/19/2003 4:35:38 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Grig
Well, if they stop attacking people who are revered by millions and stop kissing up to side show freaks maybe they'll have a better month in December.
45 posted on 11/19/2003 6:07:46 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: river rat

46 posted on 11/19/2003 6:10:37 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Lee Marvin in "Cat Ballou.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's not been their month. :-)
47 posted on 11/19/2003 6:16:04 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just air it on Showtime. They don't have standards...
48 posted on 11/19/2003 6:57:31 PM PST by weegee
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To: Range Rover
Yeah, RR, I spent 28 years in the media, so I know how Nielsen and Arbitron work. But the article contained nothing to back it's assertion that "CBS was dominating the sweeps anyway."

CBS is benefitting from having a string of Jerry Bruckheimer-produced hits running - both CSI's come to mind. But once again, there's a difference between winning "the overnights" and winning the entire sweep. In fact, you can appear to win a bunch of overnights and still come in second in the total sweep period. Overnights are major markets only, sweeps count everyone metered.

My major beef is that the article does what so many other mainscream media articles do - positing an unfounded supposition as fact without any supporting evidence.

Michael

49 posted on 11/20/2003 6:26:30 AM PST by Wright is right! (Never get excited about ANYTHING by the way it looks from behind.)
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To: So Cal Rocket
"Actually, the article is correct... CBS had 6 of the top 10 rated shows last week:"

The article failed to provide any evidence to back its claim that See BS was "dominating" the sweeps. If it had added one phrase, "having six of the Top 10 Nielsen-rated shows" - then it would have drawn no fire from me. I just abhor media articles that assert something as fact with no evidenciary support.

Michael

50 posted on 11/20/2003 6:29:20 AM PST by Wright is right! (Never get excited about ANYTHING by the way it looks from behind.)
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