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DID YOU WATCH THE REAGANS ON SHOWTIME? POLL ON SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME.COM ^ | Dec. 01, 2003 | SHOWTIME

Posted on 12/01/2003 11:43:35 AM PST by fight_truth_decay

POLL

Did you watch The Reagans on Showtime?
Did the movie change your opinion about the Reagan Presidency?
How do you think the movie will influence other people's opinions of the Reagan years?
How would you characterize the point of view of the movie?
How warranted was the controversy over the movie "The Reagans?"
How much do you agree with CBS's decision not to run the movie?
Did you vote for Ronald Reagan in either 1980 or 1984?

To delve into the polarizing issues surrounding the hotly debated movie, SHOWTIME will present a special round-table forum, CONTROVERSY: "THE REAGANS." The forum brings together an eclectic and experienced panel comprised of journalists, historians, biographers and educators with wide-ranging knowledge of Reagan and the political issues related to his presidency.

Moderator: Frank Sesno Award-winning journalist, Professor of Public Policy and Communication at George Mason University, former CNN Washington Bureau Chief and White House Correspondent.

Panelists:

Marvin Kalb Senior Fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University

Martin Anderson Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, former Chief Domestic and Economic Policy Advisor during the Reagan years, and co-author of several books culled from Reagan letters and writings

Carl Sferrazza Anthony Author of First Ladies, First Ladies Volume II, producer of THE REAGANS and former speechwriter for Nancy Reagan and contributing editor of George Magazine

Lou Cannon Ronald Reagan biographer and author of five Reagan books, including GOVERNOR REAGAN: His Rise to Power and PRESIDENT REAGAN: The Role of a Lifetime

Linda Chavez President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, syndicated writer, and former Reagan White House Director of the Office of Public Liaison.

Hilary Rosen Board Member of The Creative Coalition and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and current commentator on business and political issues for CNBC.

12/01 09:00 PM Showtime CONTROVERSY: "The Reagans"

12/04 11:00 PM Showtime CONTROVERSY: "The Reagans"

12/10 11:00 PM Showtime CONTROVERSY: "The Reagans"

CONTROVERSY: "The Reagans" will be available online beginning December 1 at 9:00 PM ET.

In order to watch online, you will need to register on SHO.com.

What are your thoughts?

Post your thoughts or questions for moderator Frank Sesno here...click here for our message boards.http://showtime.infopop.net/1/OpenTopic?a=cfrm&s=5131954363&f=5611923386


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boycott; boycottviacom; cbs; doublestandard; fakereagan; lyingliars; mediabias; mtv; nick; presidentreagan; propaganda; pushpoll; reaganbashing; reagans; revisionisthistory; ronaldreagan; seebs; showtime; simonandschuester; thereagans; tvland; vh1; viacom; viacommie; workoffiction
Here's a chance to be read/heard...Tell showtime what you think!!
1 posted on 12/01/2003 11:43:36 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Haven't watched and won't watch it.
2 posted on 12/01/2003 11:46:14 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: fight_truth_decay
Did not will not...will never watch Showtime again...
3 posted on 12/01/2003 11:47:33 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: lilylangtree; joesnuffy
Let 'em know!!
4 posted on 12/01/2003 11:50:05 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
FReeped and bumped!
5 posted on 12/01/2003 11:54:40 AM PST by The_Victor
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To: fight_truth_decay
I don't watch fantasy or sci-fi.
6 posted on 12/01/2003 11:55:50 AM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 M)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Would not waste my time watching Showtime! Don't subscribe, won't subscribe.
7 posted on 12/01/2003 11:56:46 AM PST by maeng
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To: fight_truth_decay
If a "big three" broadcast network collapses in the forest, and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?
8 posted on 12/01/2003 11:58:28 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I didn't see any "email people who might care" section. I'm sure they don't want to hear from me.

But in case any Showtime Reps monitor FR: I do not subscribe to Showtime nor will I EVER subscribe to Showtime.

And for CBS: My last cable system allowed me to delete your socialist mouthpiece of an "entertainment" channel, but my current one does not. Though rest assured that I will not EVER turn your filthy little station on.

On the good side, I find that the less TV I watch, the less stress I have and the healthier I feel.
9 posted on 12/01/2003 11:59:17 AM PST by M1Tanker (Modern "progressive" liberalism is just NAZIism without the "twisted cross")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Vote like a democRAT

Did you watch The Reagans on Showtime?
Yes
 97%
No
 3%

Did the movie change your opinion about the Reagan Presidency?
It changed my opinion favorably
 11%
It changed my opinion negatively
 8%
It did not change my opinion
 82%

How do you think the movie will influence other people's opinions of the Reagan years?
It will positively influence people's opinions
 14%
It will negatively influence people's opinions
 47%
It will not influence people's opinions
 39%

How would you characterize the point of view of the movie?
Conservative
 10%
Liberal
 45%
Balanced
 45%

How warranted was the controversy over the movie "The Reagans?"
Very warranted
 32%
Somewhat warranted
 13%
Not very warranted
 14%
Not at all warranted
 38%
I don't know
 3%

How much do you agree with CBS's decision not to run the movie?
Agree completely
 32%
Agree somewhat
 5%
Neither agree or disagree
 6%
Disagree somewhat
 7%
Disagree completely
 50%

Did you vote for Ronald Reagan in either 1980 or 1984?
Yes
 44%
No
 56%

10 posted on 12/01/2003 11:59:19 AM PST by The_Victor
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To: fight_truth_decay
Freeped and bumped.
11 posted on 12/01/2003 12:00:27 PM PST by jimt
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To: The_Victor
If 56% of the people who responded didn't vote for President Reagan in either 1980 or 1984, that would put them in the minority and to the left.
12 posted on 12/01/2003 12:24:05 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: fight_truth_decay
They needed a couple of other poll questions:

Did you not watch The Fake Reagans on Viacom-Showtime because you cancelled your Showtime subscription because you didn't want to fund such tripe?

Did you boycott Viacom(mie) and their properties (eMpTyV, VH-1, SeeBS, Nick, Spike, TV Land, Simon & Schuester, Viacom radio...) since you don't pay for Showtime?

Do you wonder when SeeBS will be producing a telefilm drama that depicts X42 receiving oral sex on Easter Sunday while heads of state are made to wait in the Rose Garden? One that depicts Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and actress Marky Post behaving like spoiled rotten schoolchildren jumping up and down on the bed in the Lincoln bedroom? One that shows X42 receiving oral sex while he is deploying troops overseas? One that shows X42 having a conversation with his advisors authorizing a bombing run in Iraq on the verge of his impeachment voting saying "This ought to get that Monica story off the front pages!"?

13 posted on 12/01/2003 12:27:28 PM PST by weegee
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To: Question_Assumptions
"If 56% of the people who responded didn't vote for President Reagan in either 1980 or 1984, that would put them in the minority and to the left."

That's not necessarily true. I freeped Showtimes stupid poll, but didn't vote for Reagan in 80 or 84. I would have, but I was 5 years old in 80 and 9 in 84. However, as soon as I was able, I voted for Dole in 96.
14 posted on 12/01/2003 12:27:48 PM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I pulled the plug on Showtime and HBO long ago for their leftist agenda.
15 posted on 12/01/2003 12:29:53 PM PST by FormerLib
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To: fight_truth_decay
Did you vote for Ronald Reagan in either 1980 or 1984?

A very large portion of the current population that is elligible to vote will have to answer NO to this question:

Consider that anyone who was 17 in 1984 is 37 today (and that today's 18 year old voter wasn't even born yet).

Consider too all of the people who have immigrated or become citizens since 1984.

Push polling at its best (See, no one actually voted for Reagan...)

16 posted on 12/01/2003 12:31:19 PM PST by weegee
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To: fight_truth_decay
I cancelled HBO and Showtime yesterday am. No more of my dollars funding left wingnuts.
17 posted on 12/01/2003 12:35:24 PM PST by Helms (Liberalism is a faux compassion that condescends at best and subjugates at worse)
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To: Question_Assumptions
It's a push poll, Viacom is getting the result that they want for that statistic.
18 posted on 12/01/2003 12:35:27 PM PST by weegee
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To: The_Victor; Lazamataz
I was stumped by question #1...
Did you watch The Reagans on Showtime?
Yes
or
No

There wasn't a response for, "Sort of...I watched Lazamataz's live thread on Free Republic"

19 posted on 12/01/2003 12:36:18 PM PST by lonevoice (Legal disclaimer: The above is MY OPINION)
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To: lonevoice
Good answer.

Some people may respond that they read the PDF of the original script.

I went to read their message board and there is no lurking allowed, you have to sign up. I refuse to join up with Viacommie based on principle.

20 posted on 12/01/2003 12:38:44 PM PST by weegee
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To: fight_truth_decay
I fibbed. i said i watched it when i did not because i wanted to answer the questions.
I dont watch showtime its all a bunch of retreads.now my crazy MIL loves all those up the clicker channels.i stick with fox,tlc.discovery.court tv ect... the down the clicker channels
21 posted on 12/01/2003 12:40:56 PM PST by suzyq5558 (the nine dwarves= idiocrats on parade)
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To: exile
I answered "no" on the "did you vote" question too and realized, too late, that it was a push poll.

But, unlike the Left, I try to be honest. I was 7 in 1980. But I did vote for Bush SR in 91, Dole in 96, and G.W. Bush (for all the good my military absentee ballot did) in 2000.
22 posted on 12/01/2003 12:45:56 PM PST by M1Tanker (Modern "progressive" liberalism is just NAZIism without the "twisted cross")
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To: suzyq5558
Even that is a weed out question. Say NO you didn't watch. Let them know what percentage of people looking at the poll boycotted the broadcast.

Whether you watched or not doesn't mean that the show affected YOUR perception of Ronald Reagan. It also doesn't change whether or not the show had a liberal bias or not.

heck, they could have asked "Did the Reagans miniseries meet your low expectations?" Yes, No, Plesantly Surprized.

23 posted on 12/01/2003 12:52:59 PM PST by weegee
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To: fight_truth_decay
Do not care to comment on fiction.
24 posted on 12/01/2003 1:03:58 PM PST by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Thank you. I took the poll and posted my blasting comments about CBS, Showtime, Dan Rather, Barbara Streisand, James Brolin and the rest of the Democrat liberal leftists. I hope that Frank Something or Another will read them aloud and over the air, but I seriously doubt it.
25 posted on 12/01/2003 1:06:22 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: joesnuffy
I did not watch the show, and promptly cancelled my Showtime subscription this morning as I promised them in an earlier email. Of course I never heard back from them.
26 posted on 12/01/2003 1:17:22 PM PST by Laserman
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To: Laserman
bump

tell these idiots what WE think!
27 posted on 12/01/2003 1:24:44 PM PST by Gillmeister
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To: fight_truth_decay
Showtime and ABC are both dead to me.
28 posted on 12/01/2003 2:34:59 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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