Jeremy's Weblog

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Thursday, January 06, 2005

From the NY Times: "CNN has ended its relationship with the conservative commentator Tucker Carlson and will shortly cancel its long-running daily political discussion program, 'Crossfire,' the new president of CNN, Jonathan Klein, said last night.... Mr. Klein specifically cited the criticism that the comedian Jon Stewart leveled at "Crossfire" when he was a guest on the program during the presidential campaign. Mr. Stewart said that ranting partisan political shows on cable were 'hurting America.' Mr. Klein said last night, 'I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise.' He said he believed that especially after the terror attacks on 9/11, viewers are interested in information, not opinion."

Other television programs being cancelled in response to criticism by celebrities:

1. In response to a comment by Colin Powell that he is "unsure" whether there is a such thing as a half-man, half-dragon, CBS announced the cancellation of "Two and a Half Men."

2. Recent revelations by Donald Trump's new bride have resulted in the cancellation of the ABC series, "Desperate Housewives."

3. Just a week after Mel Gibson lamented the poor treatment of kangaroos in Australian zoos, NBC has announced the cancellation of "Joey."