CBS Cancels Reagan Series: The Politics of Docudrama

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After a tidal wave of attacks from people who'd never seen it, CBS decided its four-part mini-series The Reagans was unfair to the living former President in declining health. Now, it will air on Showtime cable TV instead of the network. The network, which first got heat from conservatives, is accused of capitulating to political pressure. The producers are back in the editing room, working on programs that neither supporters nor critics have ever seen. We hear different views from Hollywood insiders. Was the decision based on principle--or -short-sighted corporate expediency?- We hear from an entertainment trade industry critic and a writer-producer-former director of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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Attorney General Bill Lockyer

Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger

CBS statement on The Reagans



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton