Tuesday, November 04, 2003

US: CBS cancels Regan mini-series

I honestly thought CBS brass would heavily edit the mini-series ... I never thought they would actually cancel airing the Regan bio-pic. (Drudge broke the cancellation story.)

The Nov. 10 issue of Newsweek has this story about the fights inside CBS about the mini-series. It appears that booting the movie to Showtime was an option CBS kept on the burner even as they (the brass) kept editing the movie.

I don't know if the film is accurate or not ... and at this stage, it really doesn't matter. You don't get scared off a project you've already approved and produced because a few hundred (or thousand) people start making noise. If you back off a project just because people are making noise ....