Keyword: showtime

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Showtime's The Reagans as Belittling and Derogatory as Feared

    12/01/2003 10:36:19 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 48 replies · 224+ views
    MediaResearch ^ | 7:10am EST, Monday December 1, 2003 | BrentBaker
    I spent three hours -- two hours and 53 minutes to be exact -- on Sunday night watching The Reagans on Showtime so I could spare you the pain: The movie, originally produced as a two- part mini-series for CBS, was every bit as awful as conservatives feared with a belittling portrayal of Ronald Reagan. The movie delivered a cartoonish Ronald Reagan, played by James Brolin, who read words fed to him by others, seemed capable only of uttering short quips about "commies" and "big government" and followed the orders of others -- mainly an all-controlling Nancy Reagan, played by...

    12/01/2003 11:43:35 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies · 487+ views
    SHOWTIME.COM ^ | Dec. 01, 2003 | SHOWTIME
    POLLDid 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...
  • Beyond 'Reagans' Hoopla, a critical, typical biopic

    12/01/2003 11:21:37 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 170+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/1/03 | Matthew Gilbert
    <p>The oldest rule of Hollywood must be that nothing calls attention to a product quite like controversy. So it's surprising that Reagan loyalists leaned so heavily on CBS to reject "The Reagans" last month, thereby creating much anticipatory ado about an average docudrama that certainly accentuates the negative about the former president and his wife.</p>
  • The Reagans Movie Live Thread

    11/30/2003 4:56:36 PM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 7 replies · 126+ views
    11/30/03 | will1776
    Please post your thoughts/observations on the Reagan movie on this thread.
  • Hatchet Job? Reagan Movie Is Run of the Mill (The Official New York Times Review!)

    11/30/2003 2:16:26 AM PST · by Timesink · 26 replies · 328+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 30, 2003 | Alessandra Stanley
    November 30, 2003TELEVISION REVIEWHatchet Job? Reagan Movie Is Run of the MillBy ALESSANDRA STANLEY here is no reason Showtime's version of "The Reagans" could not have been broadcast on CBS earlier this month. Tonight's made-for-television movie incited conservatives to threaten a boycott, which led the network to cancel it. Consigned to Showtime, a premium cable channel owned by CBS's parent company, Viacom, "The Reagans" turns out to be neither a liberal screed on Reaganomics nor a character attack on former President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy. It is a movie. More precisely, it is a made-for-television movie that squeezes...
  • Actor James Brolin Breaks His Silence on "The Reagans" Movie

    11/27/2003 3:38:29 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 27 replies · 370+ views
    MetroSource Newswire | 11/27/03 | Ilyssa Panitz
    Actor James Brolin Breaks His Silence on "The Reagans" Movie. (New YOrk, NY) - Actor James Brolin has broken his silence about the controversial movie "The Reagans." The film, which has not yet aired, began to generate heavy publicity after Brolin's famous wife, Barbra Streisand, issued some harsh words against CBS for pulling the plug on the movie. During an interview, Brolin defended his wife by addressing the rumor that Streisand's Hollywood weight played a role in the tone of the script. Brolin said, "She was only on the set a short time and had not read the script. They're...
  • 'Reagans' filmmakers: CBS ruined movie

    11/25/2003 8:29:55 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 183+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2003
    <p>The director of "The Reagans" complained Monday that CBS butchered his made-for-TV movie, ultimately making it too incoherent for the network to air.</p> <p>"We were, in a sense, banished" from the editing process before CBS ditched it, director Robert Ackerman said.</p>

    11/25/2003 12:45:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 214+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/03 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    <p>November 25, 2003 -- THE president of Show time had some strong words yesterday for the chairman of CBS about the ill-fated miniseries about Ronald and Nancy Reagan that was cancelled by CBS, then dumped on Showtime by their parent company, Viacom. "If [CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves] didn't know what movie he was getting, that's not the fault of the producers, the director or anyone associated with the film," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a telephone news conference yesterday with TV critics.</p>

    11/24/2003 6:09:13 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 9 replies · 156+ views
    The Defend Reagan Committee - ^ | November 24, 2003 | Howard Kaloogian
    GIVING THANKS FOR FREE SPEECHBy The Honorable Howard Kaloogian, Chairman, Defend Reagan Committee Hundreds of thousands of Americans recently exercised their right of free speech and persuaded CBS Television not to run a mean-spirited and false miniseries about President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. Yet to listen to the howls emanating from the liberal left, one would think that such citizen action was crass censorship – dangerous and hostile to our civil liberties. The fury began after an October 21st New York Times article revealed that the CBS miniseries, “The Reagans,” would be a hatchet job on President Reagan, his...
  • Defend Reagan Committee Fights Showtime Smear of Reagan

    11/20/2003 5:16:33 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 9 replies · 327+ views
    Defend Reagan Committee - ^ | 11/20/2003 | Howard Kaloogian - Defend Reagan Committee
    Viacom & Showtime Shut Down E-Mail Systems !! TO: Supporters of the Defend Reagan Committee FROM: Howard Kaloogian Chairman, Defend Reagan November 20, 2003 &#8211; 5:35 P.M. PSTThank you very much to the thousands of you who joined in our latest efforts to protest Viacom-Showtime&#8217;s attack on President Reagan with their upcoming broadcast of the hitpiece, &#8220;The Reagans.&#8221;So many of you wrote to Viacom and Showtime to complain that they shut down their email systems. Apparently Viacom and Showtime want everyone to hear what they have to say about President Reagan (even though much of it is totally...
  • Showtime Announces 'Reagans' to Run in Ten Days, Not Next Year

    11/19/2003 9:25:26 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 3 replies · 168+ views
    Associated Press Showtime will air "The Reagans," the made-for-TV movie that CBS scuttled, on Nov. 30. The cable channel's announcement Monday was unexpected, since it had originally planned to air the movie next year. "We just thought it didn't make sense to prolong this and bring it on next year," said Robert Greenblatt, Showtime entertainment president. "I'm just tired of people making judgments on this when they haven't seen it. Let them see it." Fans of the former president, accusing CBS of distorting Ronald Reagan's legacy while he's sick with Alzheimer's disease, had mounted a furious protest. CBS denied it...
  • 'The Reagans' To Air Nov. 30

    11/18/2003 3:59:24 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 104+ views ^ | 11/18/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Showtime plans to air the controversial movie "The Reagans" without commercials on Nov. 30, rather than in 2004. "We just thought it didn't make sense to prolong this and bring it on next year," said Robert Greenblatt, Showtime's entertainment president. "I'm just tired of people making judgments on this when they haven't seen it. Let them see it." Michael Paranzino, who set up the Web site to fight the TV movie, originally scheduled to air on CBS, told the Associated Press, "I think that Showtime realized they have a turkey on their hands, and turkeys don't last much beyond...
  • The Reagans on Showtime

    11/18/2003 5:26:03 AM PST · by · 7 replies · 124+ views
    The cable network Showtime, eager to capitalize on the controversy surrounding the movie "The Reagans," announced yesterday it plans to premiere the show much sooner than expected. ADVERTISEMENT "The Reagans" will now air Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., just four days after it was originally scheduled to be broadcast on CBS.
  • Showtime to Air 'The Reagans' on Nov. 30

    11/17/2003 2:13:04 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 14 replies · 145+ views
    AP ^ | 11-17-03
    NEW YORK - Showtime will air "The Reagans," the made-for-TV movie that CBS scuttled, on Nov. 30. The cable channel's announcement Monday was unexpected, since it had originally planned to air the movie next year. "We just thought it didn't make sense to prolong this and bring it on next year," said Robert Greenblatt, Showtime entertainment president. "I'm just tired of people making judgments on this when they haven't seen it. Let them see it." Fans of the former president, accusing CBS of distorting Ronald Reagan's legacy while he's sick with Alzheimer's disease, had mounted a furious protest. CBS denied...
  • CBS chief denies pressure led to 'Reagans' cancellation

    11/10/2003 2:35:38 PM PST · by Onelifetogive · 12 replies · 127+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 11/10/2003 | Worldnetdaily
    Did CBS chairman Leslie Moonves cave in to political and economic pressure when he canceled 'The Reagans' miniseries? The network honcho vehemently rejects the suggestion, calling it an "absolute lie." "It was a moral decision, not an economic or a political one," Moonves stressed in an interview with Daily Variety. "And I don't know how more plainly I can state that." A network statement issued last week following the cancellation of the controversial miniseries similarly insisted the decision had nothing to do with the backlash from Reagan supporters. "This decision is based solely on our reaction to seeing the final...
  • CBS dancing to Republican tune

    11/10/2003 11:11:34 AM PST · by holymoly · 59 replies · 232+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov. 9, 2003 | ANTONIA ZERBISIAS
    CBS dancing to Republican tune ANTONIA ZERBISIAS I'm thinking of having the above photo retaken in order to show the drywall embedded in my forehead. It's a wonder I stopped bashing my head long enough to eke out this column. It's been that kind of week. First, there was CBS's dumping of its sweeps period biopic The Reagans after a right wing-organized backlash, and then, at Thursday's Canadian Journalists For Free Expression awards dinner, I got into a surreal argument with a TV network foreign affairs producer who made the outrageous claim that the U.S. never lied about its motives...
  • The Culture Wars Reach the Culture

    11/09/2003 9:09:29 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 11/10/03 | ROBERT L. BARTLEY
    <p>We hit a milestone with CBS's canceling of "The Reagans."</p> <p>CBS blinked.</p> <p>We hit a milestone in the culture wars last week with the internment of the threatened Ronald Reagan hit job. For once, perhaps for the first time, one of our pre-eminent cultural institutions conceded that the great unwashed had it right. Instead of wrapping itself in the First Amendment right to be irresponsible, the network looked for the least graceless way out.</p>
  • Why must we pretend the 40th president was alert and engaged?

    11/07/2003 6:23:36 AM PST · by CC Bonnocco · 136 replies · 250+ views
    Slate ^ | Timothy Noah
    Thunderous protest has persuaded CBS to cancel The Reagans, its miniseries about America's 40th president and his second wife. (The series will air instead on Showtime, which shares a corporate parent with CBS.) It isn't especially troubling that CBS would bow to angry protesters in canceling The Reagans, given that the miniseries itself, if at all typical of the genre, is likely a piece of hackwork. (Those who live by popular tastes, die by popular tastes.) But it is troubling that the public, or at least a highly influential segment of it, has apparently ruled any criticism of President Reagan...
  • The Man Who Would Save Reagan From a TV History

    11/08/2003 6:02:08 AM PST · by OESY · 12 replies · 88+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2003 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 6 — Growing up in a conservative family outside Philadelphia, he came of age politically when Ronald Reagan was president and never lost his reverence for him. Now, after years of anonymous admiration, Michael Paranzino is playing a major role in preserving Mr. Reagan's image. A former Congressional aide who is now a political consultant and work-at-home dad, Mr. Paranzino spurred an Internet revolt against CBS that altered its plans to broadcast a mini-series on Mr. Reagan and his wife, Nancy. Through a Web site name he bought for $8.95,, and a blur of appearances on...
  • Furor Over 'The Reagans' Reflects Larger Battle Over Ex-President's Legacy

    11/05/2003 11:23:58 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 215+ views
    AP | 11/06/03 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK (AP) - In protesting "The Reagans," the miniseries that CBS decided to pull this week, supporters of the former president were defending not just a man, or a politician, but his principles. "This was a left-wing smear of one of the nation's most beloved presidents and CBS got caught," says Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative Media Research Center, which had asked advertisers to consider boycotting the film. All modern presidents have their advocates, but Ronald Reagan's legacy is guarded with an intensity not seen among supporters of Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford. For many, Reagan personifies the...
  • CBS Evening News Moved to Showtime

    11/05/2003 4:13:04 AM PST · by Mentos · 13 replies · 102+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2003-11-04 | Scott Ott
    CBS Evening News Moved to Showtime (2003-11-04) -- Just hours after deciding to sell the planned CBS miniseries 'The Reagans' to the Showtime cable movie channel, network chief Les Moonves announced that the 'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather' would also move to Showtime starting in December. "It just doesn't work," Moonves told staffers. "Listen, we are not afraid of controversy, we'd go out there if it came in at 50-50, pro and con, but it simply isn't working. It's biased." According to an unnamed CBS insider, "He made up his own mind after seeing it. He's made a brave,...
  • Showtime for 'Reagans'; CBS execs get heat

    11/05/2003 12:51:33 PM PST · by veronica · 6 replies · 109+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov. 05, 2003 | Scott Collins and Andrew Wallenstein
    "The Reagans" are headed to Showtime, while the CBS execs responsible for the controversial miniseries might be headed for the woodshed. As expected, the premium cable network Tuesday officially picked up the telefilm, which featured James Brolin as President Reagan, one day after CBS pulled the project from its planned Nov. 16 debut. "The Reagans" has been blasted by numerous critics who complained that leaked versions of the script put forth an inflammatory and biased portrayal of the 40th president and former first lady Nancy Reagan. While the network's decision was widely viewed as an attempt to placate conservative pressure...
  • 1 win for the Gipper

    11/04/2003 11:08:15 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 6 replies · 157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2003 | editors
    <p>Yesterday, CBS announced that it would not broadcast a grossly inaccurate miniseries on the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan. The decision may ameliorate the harm to CBS' reputation, but the network's choice not to spike the series entirely, but simply to send it to Showtime, demonstrates the ethical rot that persists in the grand old network.</p>
  • Reagan telefilm is axed by CBS, will run on Showtime

    11/04/2003 2:24:58 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 130+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/5/03 | Andrew Grossman
    CBS has confirmed on Tuesday that it is pulling its controversial miniseries on Ronald and Nancy Reagan from its November sweeps slate. The four-hour biopic will air sometime next year on CBS' sibling cable network Showtime. "This decision is based solely on our reaction to seeing the final film, not the controversy that erupted around a draft of the script," the statement said. CBS said the show "does not present a balanced portrayal of the Reagans for CBS and its audience. Subsequent edits that we considered did not address those concerns." Earlier Tuesday, CBS Entertainment president Nancy Tellem had said...
  • CBS: 'Reagans' Too Biased for Us, Not Too Biased for Showtime

    11/04/2003 8:56:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 129+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/4/03 | Limbacher
    CBS admits that "The Reagans" is too biased for it to air ... but says the miniseries somehow isn't too biased for its sister cabel channel Showtime to broadcast. "Although the miniseries features impressive production values and acting performances, and although the producers have sources to verify each scene in the script, we believe it does not present a balanced portrayal of the Reagans for CBS and its audience," the network stated today. CBS failed to identify the "sources" for its unbalanced portrayal. After all, how can anyone "verify" the AIDS comment that even the scriptwriter has admitted is a...
  • Winning One for the Gipper (Satire on CBS's Smear Job of Reagan)

    11/04/2003 12:16:51 AM PST · by Prime Choice · 21 replies · 131+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 11/04/2003 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • Showtime Contact Info

    Showtime Info: Homepage Contact Page

    11/04/2003 5:57:34 AM PST · by mgist · 59 replies · 204+ views ^ | 11-04-03 | Drudge
    VIACOM CHAIR SUMNER REDSTONE EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN FOR NETWORK BROADCAST...WILL AIR ON SHOWTIME UNCUT [WITH AIDS QUOTE ONLY DELETION]...CBS will issue press release early in morning; Robert Greenblatt, head of SHOWTIME will announce that SHOWTIME will air the telepic. Bob Ackerman the Director has said he will re-edit some portions of the film for SHOWTIME. CBS to write-off $9 million...
  • NOW CANCEL SHOWTIME... The Liberal left has "TOUCHED THE THIRD RAIL" this time.

    11/04/2003 5:06:36 AM PST · by Bob Eimiller · 70 replies · 127+ views
    Comment ^ | 11/4/03 | Robert Eimiller
    Now that CBS is on the run, it's time to continue the pressure on VIACOM. If you have a subscription to SHOWTIME... cancel it.
  • Tell Showtime to DUMP "Reagans"!!

    11/03/2003 7:32:11 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 53 replies · 2,642+ views
    Tell Showtime you want the Reagan smear dumped from their network!!
  • Black Eye: CBS Cancels "Reagans"

    11/03/2003 6:59:37 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 443 replies · 568+ views
    http://www.drudgereport. ^ | 11/03/03 | Drudge

    11/03/2003 8:53:57 AM PST · by Recourse · 40 replies · 138+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2003 | Andy Geller
    <p>James Brolin and Judy Davis star in CBS' "The Reagans," which has stirred up so much heat it may end up on cable.</p> <p>November 3, 2003 -- CBS' upcoming miniseries "The Reagans" has created so much controversy that the network is considering selling the $9 million program to Showtime, a new report says.</p>
  • The Final Frontier: LESBIANS

    10/25/2003 10:52:15 PM PDT · by ServesURight · 45 replies · 524+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/24/2003 | Richard Huff
    The final frontier: Lesbians Showtime teases 'L-Word' By RICHARD HUFF DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR Gays are in on TV these days, but Showtime is going where no programmer has gone before with a series - exploring the lesbian lifestyle. In January, the network will launch "The L-Word," a stylish drama revolving around a group of lesbians and straight women in Los Angeles. The show looks at their relationships, their workplace settings, and clearly, based on a series of clips shown to the media yesterday, their bedrooms. It's filled with beautiful women such as Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier, Mia Kirshner and...
  • No lie: Jayson Blair movie called 'dark comedy'

    10/16/2003 12:52:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 167+ views ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003
    The scandalized New York Times reporter who filed stories replete with false information and plagiarized material is the subject of a new Showtime movie titled "The Jayson Blair Project." The network calls its film a "dark comedy" which seeks to answer the question: "Why would a seemingly bright reporter at one of the most prestigious newspapers in the country sabotage a wonderful career by fabricating stories?" Jayson Blair (N.Y. Times photo) "We are very excited about this project," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks. "Most films based on the world of journalism focus on how a reporter...
  • Great 9/11 Docudrama starting Now on Showtime

    09/17/2003 10:59:57 PM PDT · by djwright · 250+ views
    DC 9/11: Time of Crisis This great showtime docudrama that has been discussed here on Freerepublic is getting ready to start right now (11:00 pacific) on showtime. (Channel 539 on my direct TV) so this will be 2:00 AM for you cable people. Set your VCRs you will not be dissapointed!
  • Tonight 9pm EDT/PDT, Showtime re-airs DC 9-11: A Time of Crises

    09/11/2003 8:57:01 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies · 152+ views
    MRC ^ | 9-11-03 | BrentBaker
    In case you missed it: # Tonight at 9pm EDT/PDT, Showtime will re-air its DC 9-11: A Time of Crises "docudrama" about the Bush White House in the days after September 11th, 2001. For more about the movie, see two previous CyberAlert items on it and on negative journalistic reaction to its "too pro-Bush" portrayal: a href="

    09/08/2003 9:30:36 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 50 replies · 369+ views
    MRC ^ | 10am EDT, Monday September 8, 2003 | BrentBaker
    As CyberAlert predicted, newspaper critics have denounced a Showtime movie for being too favorable to President Bush. The September 5 CyberAlert forecast: "On Sunday night, September 7, Showtime will premiere DC 9-11: Time of Crisis, what I understand will be a 'docudrama' with a sympathetic take on President Bush and his top aides in the days after September 11, 2001. So, expect some derisive reviews in newspapers on Saturday and Sunday."BREAK Reviews in USA Today, the Washington Post, New York Times and the Boston Globe all ridiculed the script and acting in it, but the favorable portrait of President Bush...
  • Showtime Movie on Bush on 9/11 (September 7,DC 9-11:Time of Crisis)

    09/05/2003 9:40:08 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies · 383+ views
    MRC ^ | 11:20am EDT, Friday September 5, 2003 | BrentBaker
    On Sunday night, September 7, Showtime will premiere DC 9- 11: Time of Crisis, what I understand will be a "docudrama" with a sympathetic take on President Bush and his top aides in the days after September 11, 2001. So, expect some derisive reviews in newspapers on Saturday and Sunday. It stars, as George W. Bush, Timothy Bottoms, the same guy who played Bush in the mocking Comedy Central sit-com, That's My Bush. The Showtime Web site page for the movie promises: "Timothy Bottoms stars as President George W. Bush in this docudrama that traces the nine days after the...
  • HBO's 'Normal', Showtime's 'Soldier's Girl' bring lives of transgendered people to small screen

    05/21/2003 1:56:06 PM PDT · by cgk · 49 replies · 834+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-15-03 | Glenn Garvin
    HBO's 'Normal' and Showtime's 'Soldier's Girl' bring the lives of transgendered people to the small screen BY GLENN GARVIN The conversation would have made Calpernia Addams wince, if she hadn't already heard it a thousand times before. Walking down the street at Sundance Film Festival, the center of the hip filmmaking universe, the phrase floated out of the cloud of deal-cutting babble: . . . and then the transsexual prostitute. . .''In Hollywood, it's like the two words go together, transsexual and prostitute,'' says Addams, who owns a video production company -- and is also transsexual. ``They don't even...
  • Sen Trent Lott to Address Black Americans - RERUN at 11:30 EST (Comments welcomed)

    12/16/2002 3:52:58 PM PST · by ewing · 1,013 replies · 443+ views
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | December 16, 2002 | Ed Gordon
    Poised to make his case tonight in a Special Prime Time Interview with Ed Gordon on Black Entertainment Cable Television [8PM EST]..Trent Lott (R-MS) is now facing more calls to replace him as Senate Majority Leaderfrom top republicans
  • MTV, Showtime to create gay channel

    05/01/2002 9:24:59 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 82 replies · 555+ views
    Detroit Free Press | 05-01-02
    MTV, Showtime to create gay channel Detroit Free Press Animal lovers, soap opera fans and science fiction aficionados -- all have their own cable channels. Homosexual viewers have never had one devoted to their interests, but that's about to change. There's suddenly a race to reach that market. Two Viacom outlets -- MTV and Showtime -- are collaborating on a plan for a new gay-oriented premium service. Meanwhile, Canada's existing Pridevision TV is looking to expand into the United States. Showtime, whose successful "Queer as Folk" drama helped change the business climate, has scheduled homosexual-oriented movies and programs on its...