new age of censorship has begun
COX threatened with lawsuits if "saving private ryan airs"!!!
from news blues( a tv inside inndustry website).
Atlanta-based Cox Broadcasting has notified its three ABC affiliates (WSB-2, Atlanta; WFTV-9, Orlando; WSOC-9, Charlotte) that they cannot air the Academy Award-winning feature film "Saving Private Ryan," scheduled for broadcast tomorrow evening from 7-11 p.m. on ABC.
The graphic film, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and considered the finest depiction of the second World War, has already appeared twice on network television but, according to one Cox manager who requested anonymity, the FCC's recent push against explicit content has "newly energized" conservative critics and created a "new national sensitivity."
Cox, he says, "has been threatened with lawsuits" if the program airs