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  • UC Irvine Hillel Forces Cancellation of Pro-Israel Speaker

    05/06/2014 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 5/6/14 | Nichole Hungerford
    On the heels of Brandeis University’s controversial decision to rescind an honorary degree to women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, organizers of a week-long pro-Israel event called iFest, which is currently underway at the University of California, Irvine, say they have been forced to cancel a scheduled speech by Nonie Darwish, a prominent pro-Israel speaker. Lead iFest organizer Daniel Narvy, president of the campus group Anteaters for Israel (AFI), who will be joining the Israeli Defense Forces this summer, says Orange County Hillel was primarily responsible for the cancellation and that the incident is another example of Hillel’s marginalization of...
  • Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really.

    04/28/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really. By Valerie Strauss April 26 at 11:59 am An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be “college and career” ready. Really. That’s what it says in a letter (see below) sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. The play was to be staged over two days, May 14 and 15, according to the school’s calendar....
  • Udall’s office pushed back hard on number of health care cancellations

    01/09/2014 8:07:29 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | January, 9, 2014 | Todd Shepherd
    At the height of controversy surrounding President Obama’s promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s office worked assiduously to revise press accounts that 249,000 Coloradans received health care cancellation notices. Because the 249,000 figure was produced inside the Colorado Division of Insurance, Udall’s office lobbied that agency to revise the figure, or revise their definition of what qualified as a cancellation. From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues: Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected...
  • CO Senator asked state to mislead the public about insurance cancellations

    01/09/2014 7:55:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Desperate people do desperate things. In this case, Senator Mark Udall asked the state's insurance commission to downplay the number of policy cancellations by changing the definition of "cancelled." Breitbart: CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall's (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare's cancellations. According to the emails, Udall's office hoped to change the definition of a "cancellation" as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the...
  • I Couldn't Keep My Plan . com [new website tells Obamacaree horror stories]

    10/29/2013 6:08:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    President Obama promised the American people that under the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called ObamaCare), “If you like your health care plan, you can keep you health care plan, period.” He also promised that "the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less than you are spending now.” Now that the reality is unfolding, it turns out both those promises have been broken in a way that has impacted many people. The Civitas Institute asked real North Carolinians to share how they have been...
  • Jarrett: Obamacare doesn’t force you off your plan; your insurance company does,

    10/29/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 67 replies
    It’s just one tweet, but the sheer mendacity requires its own post. With the media finally in “now it can be told” mode since Obamacare passed and President Obama was reelected, pretty much everyone is admitting what all of us knew four years ago— that no, not everyone would be able to keep their plans if they liked their plans. And, yes, the Obama administration knew it just as sure as its critics did. It was a lie and an obvious one, but the administration, much of the media, and Obamacare supporters happily acted as if it were true and...
  • Boehner: More people will lose insurance under Obamacare than sign up in exchanges

    10/23/2013 8:17:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>House Speaker John A. Boehner predicted Wednesday that by the end of the month, more Americans will have lost their insurance by being kicked off existing health plans than the number who were able to sign up in the flawed online healthcare.gov website.</p>
  • Obamacare: So Many Americans Are Getting Letters Saying Their Health Insurance Is Canceled

    10/23/2013 9:09:40 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    BusinessInsider.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Josh Barro
    "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." This was one of President Obama's key talking points when selling the Affordable Care Act, and it was never true — as many of the 14 million Americans currently covered by individually-purchased health plans are now learning. As Kaiser Health News reports, individual market insurers are sending out rafts of cancellation notices, telling subscribers they have to change to new plans starting in 2014. Here's why:
  • Report: US cancels drone deal with Turkey

    10/21/2013 1:44:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.21.13, 22:21
    The United States Congress canceled the delivery to Turkey of 10 Predators—unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—following Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan's disclosure of the identity of 10 Iranians who had been allegedly working for Mossad with the Iranian intelligence service, the Turkish newspaper Taraf daily reported. According to the report, the claims about Fidan can be traced back to the year after the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010 when the Turkish intelligence service suspended relations with the Mossad and shared information about the Israeli agency with Iran. …
  • Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes

    10/21/2013 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby
    Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies. The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices. Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual...
  • House GOP cancels vote

    10/15/2013 4:33:23 PM PDT · by LaybackLenny · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/15/13 | Robert Costa
    My sources tell me House Republicans have postponed tonight’s vote on their plan to end the fiscal impasse. “The votes aren’t there,” says a leadership aide. “We’ve been amending the bill all day, but we’ve been unable to get people around this strategy.” This development leaves Speaker John Boehner with few options as Thursday’s debt-ceiling deadline nears, and it throws the action back toward the Senate, which has been working on a bipartisan package.
  • Obama cancels visits to Indonesia, Brunei...

    10/03/2013 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 3, 2013 | Staff
    Obama canceled plans to attend summits in Indonesia and Brunei on Thursday, the White House said in a statement... will no longer visits to Malaysia and the Philippines... //snip// http://english.cri.cn/index.htm Chinese Premier to Attend East Asia Leaders Meetings, Visit Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Aerosmith drops Indonesia show over security fears

    05/06/2013 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2013 10:38 PM EDT
    Aerosmith canceled a show in Indonesia after authorities there said they had foiled a bomb plot targeting the Myanmar Embassy. Concert promoter Ismaya Live cited safety concerns as the reason for the cancellation, but it wasn’t clear if there was a direct connection to the alleged embassy plot. The American rockers were scheduled to perform this coming Saturday for a nearly sold-out crowd of 15,000 in the capital, Jakarta, said Helmi Sugara, event organizer spokesman. …
  • Is Now the Time For You to Cancel Your Cable and Stop Newspaper Delivery?

    11/07/2012 11:25:30 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 86 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I’d like to give a nudge today to everyone out there to do something that I did back in 2009 and have never regretted since: cancel your cable TV service and stop your newspaper delivery. If enough people did this, it would decimate the Democrats’ most powerful propaganda tools: the Comcast-owned networks of NBC and MSNBC, CNN, and the other dinosaur media outlets that comprise the Left’s Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, for short) that serves Barack Obama with cultish devotion. Since you can’t just cancel MSNBC and NBC or CNN, you’ll need to cancel your cable TV service altogether. This...
  • Networks cancel a heap of shows

    05/18/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 123 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | Bruce Miller
    If you bid "Desperate Housewives" a fond farewell last week, did you also mourn "Unforgettable," "Harry's Law" "Terra Nova" and "Ringer"?
  • Is Oprah’s OWN Chapter Coming to an End So Soon?

    03/22/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    FOX Business web site ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jennifer Booton
    A year after the world’s most famous talk-show host hung up the towel on her solo act, Oprah Winfrey is finding the behind-the-scenes work is far less glamorous. Winfrey’s OWN cable network, part owned by Discovery Communications (DISCA: 48.18, -0.15, -0.31%), could lose as much as $143 million this year, on top of the $107 million of negative cash flow it booked in 2011, according to SNL Kagan. The bleak view comes despite efforts by the network to cut costs, including letting go 30 employees -- or 20% of its staff -- earlier this week and canceling Rosie O'Donnell's show...
  • Donald Trump Backs Out of Debate, Floating Independent Bid

    12/13/2011 12:16:42 PM PST · by worst-case scenario · 40 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 13 2011 | Matt Negrin
    Donald Trump has backed out of moderating a Republican debate because, he says, he’s still considering running for president as an independent candidate. In a statement on Tuesday, Trump said that GOP candidates are “very concerned” that he will announce an independent candidacy after “The Apprentice” ends, and that they won’t agree to a debate with him unless he rules that out. Which he won’t do. “It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama Administration, but if that Republican, in my opinion, is not the right candidate,...
  • Sales of existing homes fall 3.5% in July (8 month low; high cancellation rate)

    08/18/2011 7:21:41 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 23 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.18.11 | Steve Goldstein
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales of existing homes fell 3.5% in July to an eight-month low, with a high cancellation rate again taking its toll on an already troubled market, according to data released Thursday. The National Association of Realtors said sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.67 million...Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a 4.99 million annual rate. The numbers for the second straight month went against the increase in pending home sales, again showing the difference between agreed and closed transactions.
  • 'Eureka' canceled, sixth season plans dropped -- EXCLUSIVE

    08/09/2011 2:10:24 AM PDT · by tlb · 36 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Aug 8 2011 | James Hibberd
    The 13-episode fifth season that was ordered last year, which includes a holiday special, is going to be the final season of Eureka. Here’s a statement from Syfy: “After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying...
  • QVC Cancelled My Appearance!! (Hanoi Jane still Toxic,Via JamieWearingFool)

    07/16/2011 11:24:36 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 119 replies
    janefonda.com ^ | 7/16/11
    I was to have been on QVC today to introduce my book, “Prime Time,” about aging and the life cycle. The network said they got a lot of calls yesterday criticizing me for my opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if I was allowed to appear. I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well funded and organized political extremist groups. And that they did it without talking to me first. I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing...
  • Author’s Night Cancelled

    09/16/2010 11:13:50 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 16, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The September 16, 2010 Accuracy in Academia author’s night has been cancelled due to complications. Allie Duzett, author of How To Save America: A Tactical Guide For Practical Patriots, will appear at the next AIA event. On October 14, 2010, AIA will host a 25th anniversary reception at Ebenezer’s on Capitol Hill which will feature: * M. Stanton Evans, author of Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies; * Leslie Carbone, author of Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform; and * Cliff Kincaid , editor of the AIM report...
  • 2010 Lilith Tour Cancels Dates, Report Says

    06/28/2010 12:00:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 25, 2010, 10:40 am | DAVE ITZKOFF
    Two days before the resurrected Lilith tour is scheduled to begin in Calgary, Alberta, a report in The Globe and Mail newspaper of Toronto said the concert series has been canceling dates because of poor ticket sales. The Lilith tour, which spotlights female artists and whose founders include Sarah McLachlan, is preparing for its first season since 1999, with a lineup that includes Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow and Erykah Badu. But a manager for Norah Jones told The Globe and Mail that the dates Ms. Jones was scheduled to perform on, from Aug. 10 through Aug. 16, in cities...
  • 'Pixies' cancel Tel-Aviv show (More musicians cancelling concerts in Israel)

    06/07/2010 7:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 148+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/07/2010
    Raid fall-out continues, after 'Klaxons,' 'Gorillaz' also pull out. US alternative rock bank the 'Pixies' canceled their June 9 Tel Aviv show on Sunday, producer Shuki Weiss announced. The decision followed earlier cancellations by the 'Klaxons' and 'Gorillaz' following the death of nine Turks, when the Navy boarded ships belong to the Gaza-bound flotilla on Monday. Before the raid on the ship, British rock icon Elvis Costello' canceled a show, generating a lot of publicity and anger in Israel, however the latest pull-outs were received with more resignation. The producer issued the following statement purporting to come from the band:...
  • Reports on Television Renewals and Cancellations

    05/14/2010 4:47:33 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies · 932+ views
    tvbythenumbers.com/ ^ | 13 May 2010 | Robert Seidman
    Report: Fox Will Cancel “The Wanda Sykes Show“ Report: FlashForward, Romantically Challenged, Better Off Ted, Scrubs Canceled It’s Official: “Chuck” has been renewed for 13 episodes “V” Renewed by ABC Surprising Report: ‘Law & Order’ Canceled By NBC Josef Adalian, now writing for New York Magazine’s Vulture reports that NBC is likely to cancel Heroes, though perhaps wrap it up with a two hour movie:
  • Obama Trip Cancellation Piques European Officials

    02/02/2010 8:25:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 694+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/2/10 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    PARIS — President Obama’s decision to skip a United States-European Union summit meeting scheduled for Madrid in May has predictably upset European officials, who suggested Tuesday that the summit meeting itself would now be postponed, possibly to the autumn. In addition to the palpable sense of insult among European officials, there is a growing concern that Europe is being taken for granted and losing importance in American eyes compared with the rise of a newly truculent China
  • France Calls for Cancellation of Haiti's Debt

    01/15/2010 3:12:46 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 607+ views
    VOA ^ | 1/15/10
    France has asked the Paris Club of creditor nations to speed up the process of canceling Haiti's debt. France's Economy Minister Christine Lagarde says she has contacted other members of the Paris Club to accelerate the cancellation of Haiti's debt of nearly $78 million. Haiti did owe $84 million. But Lagarde says about $6 million has been canceled since Tuesday's devastating earthquake. France chairs the Paris Club, which in July agreed to cancel most of the debt owed by Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. In addition to France, the Paris Club includes the United States, Britain, Japan, Russia, Germany...
  • Moving up the date for the MSM demise

    11/19/2008 6:27:27 AM PST · by BiasFreedomDay · 25 replies · 771+ views
    11-19-2008 | Charles Horton
    By now everyone reading the Main Stream Media (MSM) knows how biased the reporting was during the election campaign. This bias extended far beyond the editorial page and has been confirmed through independent studies of the press. The reporting has an almost in-your-face attitude, as though we readers have no options and the press can report whatever they want. The St. Louis Post Dispatch, my daily paper, does not even bother to present facts fairly; they simply choose to show those things favorable to Obama with no analysis of the facts. The press captured this election for Obama, and now...
  • Studio 60': Say Goodbye to a Sure Thing (NBC cancels Leftie Aaron Sorkin's show)

    05/11/2007 7:15:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 33 replies · 1,867+ views
    FOX News ^ | 5/11/07 | Roger Friedman
    Studio 60" is over. Some news services are reporting that the sets have been struck, others are talking about the new dramas NBC has ordered to replace last May's "sure thing." But this much is known: On Monday, NBC will formally announce the end, thank God, of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." One of the most expensive hours in TV history, "Studio 60" was a goner even before it hit the airwaves. The ill-conceived drama about a comedy sketch show wasn't funny or tense, it was simply annoying. The real back story of "Studio 60" is what will remain...
  • Rice visit cancellation unprecedented

    05/08/2007 8:56:09 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 1,600+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-8-2007 | Staff Writer
    A senior diplomatic official called the cancellation of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's Israel visit unprecedented, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday. According to the official, Washington's decision could be interpreted in the region as meaning that the US believed the peace process could not move forward due to the situation in Israel. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
  • China cancels troop leave at N.Korea border-report

    10/10/2006 12:31:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 890+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/10/06 | Ben Blanchard
    China cancels troop leave at N. Korea border-report 10 Oct 2006 02:31:03 GMT Source: Reuters By Ben Blanchard DANDONG, China, Oct 10 (Reuters) - China has cancelled leave for troops along at least part of the border with North Korea, a mainland-controlled Hong Kong newspaper reported on Tuesday, a day after the North announced a nuclear test. The Wen Wei Po said Chinese People's Liberation Army troops ranged along the border in northeast China's Jilin province "have had leave totally cancelled" and some forces were conducting "anti-chemical" training exercises. But trains between the two countries appeared to be running as...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's China Visit Cancelled For Now, To Be Tried Again Soon

    09/06/2006 6:15:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 539+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/06/06 | Hwang Jae-hoon
    /begin my translationKim Jong-il's China Visit Cancelled For Now, But Tried Again Soon"N. Korean advance team still staying in China... N. Korea still wanted the visit" (Seoul=Yonhap News) Hwang Jae-hoon = Kim Jong-il's plan to visit China was leaked prematurely to the outside, and it was cancelled, but they will give it another try soon, according to a (new) claim. Chang Sung-min, head of Peace Forum for World and N.E. Asia, has told Yonhap News on Sept. 6, 'I learned it from a credible source on Kim Jong-il.' He said, "It is true that Kim wanted to visit China between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 and have a meeting with President Hu Jintao. However,...
  • Gay TV network goes dark at last

    06/03/2006 9:45:48 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 64 replies · 1,808+ views
    Gay.com ^ | 5/26/06 | Larry Buhl
    After lingering on life support for months and fueled by promises that solvency was just around the corner, the Q Television Network officially ended transmission Thursday. Q Television CEO Lloyd Fan announced that funding would not come and that the network would be unable to meet its financial obligations and would commence bankruptcy proceedings. "When I took over control of the network on March 7, 2006, the company was roughly $7 million behind in payments to vendors; numerous lawsuits had been filed against the company and over $600,000 was owed to former employees," Fan said in a prepared statement Thursday....
  • ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'

    05/02/2006 5:50:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 60 replies · 2,121+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/2/06
    LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- ABC TV has put an abrupt term limit on its freshman drama, "Commander in Chief." The network Tuesday announced it was pulling the Geena Davis series for the rest of May sweeps and running the newsmagazine "Primetime" in its 10 p.m. Thursday slot for the final three weeks of the season, Zap2it.com reported. The series started as one of the most-watched in the fall and Davis won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the first female U.S. president. However, two extended breaks and behind-the-scenes changes as well as a schedule move from Tuesday...
  • NBC may soon be out of 'Order'

    01/29/2006 11:12:49 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1,046+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 1/25/06 | Verne Gay
    Nothing lasts forever, Lord knows, but multiply that little platitude by a billion and the history of prime-time TV suddenly comes into focus. Shows come. Shows go. Like puffy little clouds drifting on a nice summer day, they all eventually succumb to audience and especially network indifference, then - poof! - no more nice little summer cloud. But come to think of it, there has been this one show that has flirted with immortality. Bound by an ironclad formula that has made it resistant to change, this formula has also made the show resistant to decay. One key actor decides...
  • ABC Temporarily Votes Out Commander

    01/27/2006 9:23:00 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 774+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 1/27/06 | Ben Grossman
    ABC is sidelining Commander in Chief and premiering back-to-back episodes of midseason comedy Sons & Daughters in its Tuesday 9 p.m. time slot beginning March 7. The network says Commander will return in the spring and would have been running repeats for most of its hiatus, anyhow. ABC has 12 episodes of Sons & Daughters, so if it runs two every Tuesday. Commander would be off the air for at least six weeks. But the move comes on the heels of ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson addressing the show's ratings challenges, despite star Geena Davis’ recent Golden Globe win for...
  • A winter's chill descends on 'Nightline'

    01/26/2006 1:44:54 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 813+ views
    MediaLife Magazine ^ | 1/26/06 | Abigail Azote
    ABC news show is down 15 percent in 18-49s The post-Ted Koppel “Nightline” has faced questions about its viability since its debut two months ago, but those questions are hardly new. Koppel faced them for much of the time he anchored the show. What is new is a hefty decline in ratings. Will ABC continue to stand behind the late-night news show, and for how long? The question would seem to gain urgency with the network's improved primetime ratings, making a makever of the 11:30 p.m. timeslot all that more attractive. For the week ended Jan. 15, “Nightline” averaged 3.6...
  • Book of Daniel's creator asking fans to contact stations (Hits Panic Button on news of cancellation)

    01/23/2006 12:31:01 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 40 replies · 796+ views
    Book of Daniel's creator asking fans to contact stations The creator of NBC's The Book of Daniel is warning viewers that "bullies" at the American Family Association may succeed in their fight to kill the show unless viewers speak up. Jack Kenny, the creative force behind the prime-time drama about an Episcopal priest and his dysfunctional family, posted his appeal on a blog, www.blogofdaniel.com, whose host is the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Kenny asked fans to contact stations in support of the show, and thank a dwindling number of sponsors for advertising during the Friday show, which airs at 10...
  • NBC Cancels 'West Wing' After 7 Seasons

    01/22/2006 11:18:33 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 251 replies · 5,420+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/22/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    NBC Cancels Emmy-Winning 'West Wing' After Seven Seasons, Makes Several Midseason Moves PASADENA, Calif. Jan 22, 2006 — The new president on "The West Wing" will be a real short-timer: NBC announced Sunday it was pulling the plug on the Emmy-winning political drama after seven seasons in May. NBC, struggling to regain its footing after the worst season in its history, also outlined several midseason schedule changes including the moves of popular dramas "Law & Order" and "Las Vegas." "The West Wing" announcement wasn't much of a surprise. Although this season's story line with a presidential campaign involving a Democrat...
  • ‘24‘ premiere racks up record numbers (The West Wing - record low ratings)

    01/17/2006 2:31:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 277 replies · 5,640+ views
    Ely Times & County ^ | 1/17/06 | Cynthia Littleton
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Bauer‘s latest marathon workday got off to a good start Sunday, ratings-wise. The Fox drama "24" notched its most-watched episode ever with its fifth-season premiere as the first of two back-to-back episodes got a boost from a primetime overrun (in East Coast and Midwestern markets) of the NFL‘s NFC divisional playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears. Airing from about 8:13-9:11 p.m. EST, the first episode of "24" averaged 17 million viewers and a 7.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic (demographic share data for Sunday were not available Monday because of...
  • The returning 'West Wing' sinks anew (Ratings in the toilet)

    01/09/2006 9:21:17 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 1,309+ views
    MediaLIfeMagazine ^ | 1/9/06 | Diego Vasquez
    New low, despite attention over Spencer's death The death of “West Wing” star John Spencer did not spark new interest in the long-fading show when it returned last night from a nearly month-long hiatus. In it first new episode since Spencer’s death in December, “West Wing” tied a season-low with a 1.9 overnight rating among viewers 18-49 last night, 17 percent lower than the 2.3 overnight rating the show had averaged through its first nine episodes of the season. There has been much speculation over what NBC will do with the show now that Spencer, who played vice presidential candidate...
  • Cloud of death over 'The West Wing'

    12/19/2005 10:28:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 49 replies · 2,045+ views
    MediaLifeMagazine ^ | 12/19/05 | Toni Fitzgerald
    The death on Friday of actor John Spencer, best known for his role as former White House chief of staff and current vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on NBC’s “The West Wing,” presents a major dilemma for both the series and NBC. Spencer, who died of a heart attack, was a longtime fixture at NBC, also appearing on the drama “LA Law” from 1990 to 1994. Like his “Wing” character, he was a recovering alcoholic, and he was one of the show’s most popular characters for his honest portrayal of that problem. His death could not come at a worse...
  • Political Correctness and Therapism Won't Win the War on Terror(CBS cancels anti-terror commercial)

    07/25/2005 7:10:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 588+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | EVA ELLSWORTH
    On July 18, CBS/Infinity radio affiliate WTIC AM in Hartford was scheduled to begin airing commercials for an upcoming symposium on terrorism hosted by the Peoples’ Truth Forum (PTF). On July 15, a CBS/Infinity sales representative notified PTF’s president, Jeffrey Epstein, that the ads were being cancelled because of a decision by the legal division. According to Frank Salvato’s WorldNetDaily article, "CBS/Infinity Radio blacks out anti-terror conference," their official statement said, "Too many people might be emotionally affected by the subject matter…It’s too controversial to be aired at this time." The cancellation was made a week after the first London...
  • CA: Talks over special election stalled, some consider cancellation an option

    07/22/2005 6:48:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 271+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/22/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - With negotiations between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic leaders at a halt, both sides are poised to go to political war in a Nov. 8 special election, even as the number of ballot measures dwindle and new calls are made by some to cancel the balloting all together. "We are so deep into it now, I don't see how you can get the toothpaste back into the tube," said Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles. "We are so far down the path, I think we should have the special election and put the whole issue to rest."...
  • Master Card/Debit Bank Card Cancellation (Vanity)

    06/30/2005 8:06:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 437+ views
    SnailMail MasterCard ^ | 6/30/05 | From Bank
    News Release Contact: Sharon Gamsin MasterCard International +1-914-249-5622 MasterCard Statement on Data Breach Lawsuit Filed in California Purchase, NY, June 29, 2005 - With respect to MasterCard, the lawsuit filed in California on behalf of cardholders and merchants who claim to have been potentially affected by the data breach at CardSystems Solutions, is without merit. The complaint fails to state an adequate claim against MasterCard, which publicly disclosed this situation as soon as we had verified the accounts for which data had been improperly stored in violation of our rules. Moreover, facts already in the public domain make apparent that...
  • China's Wu Yi cancels meeting with Japan PM Koizumi

    05/23/2005 7:56:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/23/05 | Masayuki Kitano
    China's Wu Yi cancels meeting with Japan PM KoizumiMon May 23, 2005 08:30 AM ET By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi cancelled a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday and flew back to China a day earlier than scheduled, saying she had domestic business to attend to. Koizumi said he did not know why Wu was returning to China, and officials in Beijing had no immediate comment on the cancellation of the meeting, which had been seen as another opportunity to improve frayed Sino-Japanese relations. "It would have been a good opportunity...
  • China Calls Off Democracy Conference(why scheduled it in the first place?)

    05/17/2005 6:36:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 292+ views
    AP ^ | 05/17/05 | AUDRA ANG
    China Calls Off Democracy Conference By AUDRA ANG, Associated Press Writer Tue May 17, 3:15 AM ET China abruptly called off an international conference on human rights and democracy this week, apparently because it was too close to the June 4 anniversary of Beijing's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations, a participant said Tuesday. The three-day conference was to begin Thursday in Beijing, but speakers were told to "assume that it's been canceled," pending official notice, said Bruce Gilley, the author of several books on Chinese politics who was invited to speak at the conference. It would be the second time...
  • Earthquake, Tidal Waves Crush Korea's Tourism Industry

    12/27/2004 7:32:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,112+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/27/04 | N/A
    Earthquake, Tidal Waves Crush Korea's Tourism Industry The powerful earthquake that triggered devastating tidal waves off the waters of the Indonesian island of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean is impacting Korea's travel agencies during a peak holiday season. While on-site rescue efforts are underway, many tourists are bottled up in the region, with delays in flight arrangements as local airports have also been hit by the colossal tidal waves accompanied by the earthquake. Runways are inundated with water and air traffic control systems at key airports have been rendered out of service. Korean travel agencies have been flooded with last-minute...
  • S.F. vets parade could be the last City funding inadequate,

    11/08/2003 7:10:41 AM PST · by sfwarrior · 10 replies · 203+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11/08/03 | Ryan Kim
    <p>Thousands of people are expected to turn out Sunday to commemorate San Francisco's 84th annual Veterans Day Parade, filling the same streets that overflowed earlier this year with anti-war protesters trying to avert an invasion of Iraq.</p> <p>But even as organizers prepare for a large turnout, they are threatening to pull the plug after this year if the city doesn't give them more money for future Veterans Day parades.</p>
  • "Mister Sterling" Cancelled (TV Guide)

    06/01/2003 11:03:12 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 25 replies · 267+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 5/31/03-6/6/03
    I finally got around to reading this week's issue of TV Guide. Pg. 46: Left-wing poop drama "Mister Sterling" has not been renewed. Also, Ted Danson (he and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, are major Clinton brown-nosers)'s show "Becker" has not been renewed, but could return in mid-season. With The West Wing's ratings dropping and Sorkin leaving, The West Wing could be the next show gone.
  • Tina Brown's CNBC Talk Show Posts Anemic Ratings

    05/02/2003 12:09:31 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 277+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Topic A with Tina Brown," the CNBC talk show hosted by the publishing maven nonpareil started inauspiciously with a distant fourth place finish among cable news channels. The show, which aired at 9 p.m. Wednesday night and featured interviews with media-cum-Internet mogul Barry Diller, chief executive officer of USA Interactive, Sony Corp . of America CEO Howard Stringer and Queen Noor of Jordan, among others, garnered a paltry 74,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. By comparison, Fox News' "Hammity & Colm," which featured former U.S. Senate majority leader Trent Lott and Casper Weinberger, the former...