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  • Flashback - Tom Daschle, said CBS' decision "smells of intimidation to me."

    09/11/2006 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 949+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Posted: 8:58 AM EST (1358 GMT)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Capping an extraordinary conservative furor over a movie virtually no one has seen, CBS said Tuesday it will not air "The Reagans" and shunt it off to the Showtime cable network instead.
  • CBS pulls Reagan miniseries

    09/15/2004 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Tai_Chung · 4 replies · 1,005+ views
    CNN ^ | November 5, 2003
    "This was a left-wing smear of one of the nation's most beloved presidents and CBS got caught," said Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center.
  • Important Repost: Boycott launched of CBS' 'Reagans' (How To Effectively Boycott Media Bias)

    05/28/2004 5:36:18 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 3 replies · 157+ views
    WND ^ | October 28, 2003 | Art Moore
    An upcoming CBS miniseries that reportedly casts former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy in a negative light has prompted a boycott. A former chief of staff to a U.S. congressman has teamed with colleagues to set up a website urging television viewers not to watch the two-part series and boycott its advertisers for 30 days during the peak of the holiday shopping season. [Editor's note: Since the posting of this story, the Boycott CBS site has become inaccessible due to a system overload. A new site, with the same address, is expected to be running by Friday.] James...
  • Time to Boycott Showtime Again

    01/20/2004 7:47:31 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 24 replies · 238+ views
    Showtime Networks Inc. ^ | January 20, 2004 | Showtime
    TIME (ET/PT) TITLE RATING REMIND ME previous day next day 6:45 AM Diary Of A Madman 8:30 AM Deception (1993) 10:00 AM The Sum of Us 11:45 AM Hannah And Her Sisters 1:35 PM Roxanne 3:30 PM Enigma 5:30 PM What's Going On? : Street Kids 6:00 PM Men With Brooms 8:00 PM The Reagans 11:00 PM Captives 12:45 AM Beverly Hills Bordello : All Night Long 1:15 AM It's My Party 3:05 AM Passionate Deceptions 4:30 AM High Road To China THE REAGANS RATING: TVPG - L SHOWTIME ADVISORIES: Adult Language, Adult Content Dolby Digital 5.1 / CCAP 2...
  • CBS's Becker Sit-Com Blasts "Stupid" People Who Favor Tax Cuts

    12/10/2003 9:51:22 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 58 replies · 846+ views
    MediaResearch ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:42:36 | BrentBaker
    Another episode of the CBS sit-com Becker, which stars the liberal Ted Danson playing a doctor in a one-man practice in New York City, airs tonight on CBS. In last week's episode, upset by the closing of a "residential life" home for the mentally- challenged, "Becker" went to see the city's Deputy Director of Social Services, who launched into a lengthy rant about the evils of how tax cuts have reduced the amount of money available to government and will lead to "crappy schools which will turn out yet another generation of voters who are too stupid and greedy to...
  • Daschle's un-Reagan-like cowardice: Jon Dougherty nails senator, CBS for hateful attack on Reagan

    11/07/2003 12:48:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 103+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, November 7, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    Daschle's un-Reagan-like cowardice Posted: November 7, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com You have to hand it to Sen. Tom Daschle. If anything, the Democrats' minority leader is predictable – no matter the issue, he can always be counted on to take the wrong side. But maybe he can't help it. Maybe he's just been a member of a party with no morale compass for so long, he is unable to distinguish right from wrong. Democrats, you know, rarely make such black-and-white distinctions – unless, of course, they're disparaging white people as racists in order to court black votes. The most recent...
  • Trashing the Reagans, targeting Bush

    12/06/2003 1:32:53 PM PST · by bdeaner · 45 replies · 419+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/5/03 | Robert D. Novak
    Trashing the Reagans, targeting BushBy ROBERT D. NOVAK To watch the entire commercial-free, three-hour version of The Reagans on the Showtime cable television network this week was an ordeal. The cartoon character presented as Ronald Reagan does not resemble the real president. But this assault on a beloved conservative icon does relate to the 2004 presidential campaign now under way. The events here actually are fictionalized less than is the case with many other made-for-TV movies. The problem is the portrayal of Reagan by actor James Brolin, a liberal Democratic activist as is his wife, Barbra Streisand. Even when he...
  • Misfocused lens

    12/05/2003 10:03:29 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 136+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/6/03 | Linda Chavez
    <p>"The Reagans," the controversial made-for-TV movie finally made its way into American homes this week — but not nearly as many homes as originally planned after CBS moved it to its smaller, premium cable channel Showtime. I watched the entire three-hour melodrama in order to participate in a special Showtime panel discussion, aired after the movie, along with five other people who were invited to comment.</p>
  • Queer Eye for a Great Guy(The Reagans is no threat, confirming how irrelevant liberals have become)

    12/04/2003 11:40:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 161+ views
    The am ^ | 12/5/2003 | William Tucker
    As David Brooks noted last week, the Democrats are rapidly falling into a minority mentality. The stridency, the lack of realism, the bizarre oppositional stances (who ever thought the Democrats would oppose drug prescriptions for Medicare!) -- all speak of a faction whose members becoming increasingly aware that they are irrelevant. Nowhere is this clearer than in last Sunday's long-awaited broadcast of The Reagans. True, the script wasn't very flattering -- although it certainly wasn't as bad as reported. And true, the show's recollections of the 1980s read like "Liberalism's Greatest Hits." But why should Republicans want to censor this...
  • Showtime's 'The Reagans' a Ratings Dud

    12/04/2003 9:06:54 PM PST · by thesummerwind · 29 replies · 270+ views
    NewsMax.com | 12/3/03 | staff
    Despite the media uproar of "The Reagans," its premiere on Showtime didn't exactly set the cable world ablaze, according to Zap2it.com. According to news reports, a little over 1 million viewers watched the three-hour movie, which did bring a larger-than-average audience to the pay-cable network Sunday, but not one big enough to rank in the Top 40 cable programs for last week. Eschewing the Showtime offering, about 3.5 million people watched the season finale of HBO's "Carnivale" Sunday. However, HBO is available in about three times as many homes as Showtime, which reaches between 12 million and 13 million subscribers....
  • Showtime's 'The Reagans' a Ratings Dud

    12/04/2003 7:12:58 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 200+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/4/03 | Limbacher
    Despite the media uproar of "The Reagans," its premiere on Showtime didn't exactly set the cable world ablaze, according to Zap2it.com. According to news reports, a little over 1 million viewers watched the three-hour movie, which did bring a larger-than-average audience to the pay-cable network Sunday, but not one big enough to rank in the Top 40 cable programs for last week. Eschewing the Showtime offering, about 3.5 million people watched the season finale of HBO's "Carnivale" Sunday. However, HBO is available in about three times as many homes as Showtime, which reaches between 12 million and 13 million subscribers....
  • The politics of contempt

    12/03/2003 10:15:09 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 132+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/03/03 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- To watch the entire commercial-free, three-hour version of the "The Reagans" on the Showtime cable television network this week was an ordeal. The cartoon character presented as Ronald Reagan does not resemble the real president. But this assault on a beloved conservative icon does relate to the 2004 presidential campaign now underway.The events here actually are fictionalized less than is the case with many other made-for-TV movies. The problem is the portrayal of Reagan by actor James Brolin, a liberal Democratic activist as is his wife, Barbra Streisand. Even when he is depicted giving a serious speech in...
  • Movie's assault on Reagan an indirect jab at Bush

    12/04/2003 11:32:47 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 172+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 04 2003 | ROBERT NOVAK
    To watch the entire commercial-free, three-hour version of the ''The Reagans'' on the Showtime cable television network this week was an ordeal. The cartoon character presented as Ronald Reagan does not resemble the real president. But this assault on a beloved conservative icon does relate to the 2004 presidential campaign now under way. The events here actually are fictionalized less than is the case with many other made-for-TV movies. The problem is the portrayal of Reagan by actor James Brolin, a liberal Democratic activist as is his wife, Barbra Streisand. Even when he is depicted giving a serious speech in...
  • Liberals Marvin Kalb and Lou Cannon Denounce The Reagans Movie

    12/04/2003 6:26:42 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 176+ views
    MRC ^ | 12/3/03 | Brent Baker
    During Showtime’s Monday night panel, Controversy: The Reagans, two liberals, Marvin Kalb and Lou Cannon, denounced the inaccurate portrayal of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the movie switched from CBS to an airing Sunday night on Showtime. In addition, a co-producer of the film contradicted Showtime’s CEO and admitted that the movie was not historically accurate, answering “no” when asked if the movie was “meant to be historically true?” Meanwhile, on FNC’s Hannity & Colmes on Monday night, Ronald Reagan’s adopted son Michael condemned the portrayal he saw of his father, complaining: “They made my father look like Mr. Magoo.”...
  • Anti-Gay Gipper - A lie about Reagan

    12/03/2003 11:47:29 AM PST · by gubamyster · 9 replies · 208+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/03/03 | Deroy Murdock
    December 03, 2003, 9:13 a.m. By Deroy Murdock “You're president of the United States," Nancy Reagan, reminded Ronald Reagan as he sat up in bed in 1983. She begged him to do something about the growing scourge of AIDS. "If you don't talk about it, nobody will talk about it. Nobody will do anything, and all these people — these children, these young boys — they're all going to die. And the blame will be on our heads, Ronnie." President Reagan quietly kept reading through his half glasses. He seemed very cozy, clad in his bathrobe, beneath his blankets....
  • The Reagans

    12/01/2003 9:40:47 PM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 115+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/02/03 | Matt Towery
    The controversial TV program "The Reagans" finally aired on Showtime this past weekend. CBS had been scheduled to broadcast it, but declined to go forward with the docudrama after a chorus of mostly conservatives protested the production's alleged liberal, anti-Reagan bias. Having viewed it on Showtime, I am more convinced than ever that these friends of Reagan should have kept their mouths shut and allowed the program the wider audience it would have had with CBS. I know, I know. President Reagan consistently polls near the top of surveys that ask Americans to name our greatest president. I also know...
  • Live Thread: Showtime's Reagan Movie Panel Discussion Simulcast on C-SPAN

    12/01/2003 6:03:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 153 replies · 220+ views
    C-SPAN/ Showtime ^ | Monday, December 1, 2003 | Kristinn
    Live now at 9 p.m. EST. Hosted by Frank Sesno.
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • DID YOU WATCH THE REAGANS ON SHOWTIME? POLL ON SHOWTIME

    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...