Two NBC affiliates dump 'Daniel'

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  1. dswallow

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    That's why I didn't say "religious population" when I made the statement about the vast majority of people are drones.
     
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    Homophobe? Hmm... Name calling doesn't become you. Especially when you are attacking me for not knowing you when you don't know me. You have also not seen me around gay people.

    I have plenty (a group of six at my office alone) of gay friends I eat lunch with, Discuss movies with and joke around with all the time. Speaking of jumping to conclusions...

    Doug what I am sick of is you constant attack against "religious types." It is so old. I mentioned GLAAD because I wanted you to see what it is like if equated every gay person's or organization's opinion as your opinion.
     
  3. dswallow

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    Don't take that to mean I was considering you a homophobe. I don't. And I wasn't implying that.

    Of course, I have plenty of religious friends I eat lunch with, discuss movies with and joke around with all the time... well, except when they're at Church. ;)
     
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    Fair enough Doug. I'll take you at your word. Time to go to bed. Good night.
     
  5. myriadian

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    oh see, that's where we differ, dswallow :)
    i make sure i don't have any religious friends and try not to associate with 'that sort' if you know what i mean. *wink nod*

    M.
     
  6. dswallow

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    I don't even get any brownie points for http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=3655043&&#post3655043 ?

    It would be nice if it weren't necessary, wouldn't it? Maybe one day. It's pervasive though -- religion, I mean. It's in everyday language and people just don't even notice it, then they get all up in arms over remarks they hear that oppose those views, when those remarks rarely are given anywhere near as often. But they notice them, because they're uncommon. Much like the same way people tune out a couple kissing in the mall or holding hands -- unless the couple happens to be 2 guys or 2 girls... then, being so unexpected and uncommon in most places, it draws your attention, and that one incident becomes "those people are showing affection everywhere you go" when retold.

    So isn't it the least bit amusing here that we're having this argument of sorts over a show that's inherently religious -- in a positive way, overall (I know, since I watched it, unlike those who opposed it before it even aired) -- and I'm the one supporting it, supporting the right to choose to watch it? I like the show, even -- so far, anyway.
     
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    If the religious nuts start gaining more control over what is or can be shown on tv, on cable, on pay cable, ... they will for sure turn to focus on controlling what you see and read by downloading. If they can restrict what you can see, they'll do it - it doesn't matter what type of entertainment content delivery system you have.
     
  8. ccooperev

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    Well, the LA Times is now part of the Tribune (Chicago) Empire so it now is much more likely to spew conservative themes at its owner's behest.

    I saw the pilot opening episode and thought it was a hoot. I'll definately be season pass'ing this show.
     
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    The reviews were "generally favorable" and much better than for many other new shows recently. Of course, in many instances one can pick out one or two bad reviews (LA Times) in isolation of the rest. And, forget to mention the many very good reviews for the show.

    http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/bookofdaniel

    In any case, I trust my own eyes and thoughts over any reviewers. And, Book Of Daniel will have me watching again.
     
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    He also replaced Sam's ex husband on ER this past season; started off as Cole Hauser in the role and switched out to this skinny guy.
     
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    I find it to be ludicrous that the people who bring us Fear Factor now decide that this is something we can't watch? It was just cancelled by WSMV here in Nashville and I am furious. I have requested a waiver to get the national feed. I know this will probably not be approved, but i emailed and wrote and will do what I can to voice my displeasure.

    This is disgusting.

    And it has been replaced with a show called "Fighting for life"

    A reality show about children taking cutting edge medicines and their battle. You know, something that you can be skewered for complaining about, but also something that I have zero interest in being on my TV
     
  12. dswallow

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    A child exploitation show.
     
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    Nashville station pulls ‘The Book of Daniel’
    Station cites racy scenes, and said the show drew thousands of complaints
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 7:43 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2006

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10841592/from/RS.2/

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NBC’s Nashville affiliate has closed “The Book of Daniel” after the show, whose main character is a pill-popping Episcopal priest with a gay son and a pot-dealing daughter, drew thousands of complaints.

    (MSNBC is a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft.)

    WSMV-TV General Manager Elden Hale Jr. said he decided to pull the show starring Aidan Quinn after NBC rejected the station’s request to air it overnight instead of during “family viewing time.”

    Despite its third-place finish nationally, the show won its time slot last Friday in the Nashville TV market.

    Hale said viewers objected to the language, the sexual content and the portrayal of Jesus, who appears to Quinn’s character for regular chats.

    WSMV’s general voice mailbox shut down within 20 hours of the airing of the two-hour premiere last Friday because 137 complaint messages jammed the machine, WSMV officials said. There also were complaints via e-mail and regular mail, including letters bearing church letterheads.

    “Over the years, other shows have generated as much or more reaction, but this wasn’t a cut-and-paste reaction where a national group says, ‘Please send an e-mail to your station’ and every e-mail is the same,” Hale said. “These were individually crafted, considered, well-thought, well-reasoned e-mails and phone calls.”

    NBC defended the show Thursday, issuing this statement: “The Book of Daniel is a quality fictional drama about an Episcopalian priest’s family and the contemporary issues with which they must grapple. We’re confident that our viewers can appreciate this creative depiction of one American family and will understand it to be an entertaining work of fiction.”

    WSMV is one of seven NBC affiliates, most of them in the South, that have decided not to air “The Book of Daniel.” In three of those markets — Little Rock, Ark., Amarillo, Tex., and Terre Haute, Ind. — non-NBC stations have agreed to air the show. It isn’t clear if NBC is shopping it to another Nashville station.
     
  14. ccooperev

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    I think this show is wickedly funny and I it is brazen enough to show the humanity of people with all their faults and their redeeming qualities.

    I really enjoyed last nights episode and the whole story line about the preacher's wife and her mother.

    I hope NBC decides to publish this on iTunes. I would actually buy some episodes!
     

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