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Jericho Protests Going Strong
3 June, 2007, 7:35 pm
Filed under: media

Wow, I thought this was a lost cause. Boneheaded TV networks rarely do what is right, so I thought the web petition would fill up with a couple thousand people, and CBS would ignore it.

I didn’t expect that 36,000 pounds of peanuts would be shipped to CBS in protest! (It’s sort of an inside joke, which is explained at that last link.) More than 100,000 people have signed the petition, many thousands more have email CBS directly. Have you signed the petition?

It’s become such an ordeal that Les Moonves, President of CBS was asked about it at the Wall Street Journal’s D Conference this past week.

Here’s a video that damn WordPress wouldn’t let me embed.

Here’s the blog write up of it from WSJ.

Les comes across pretty snottily. But he admits they’re rethinking outright cancellation. If you ask me, web broadcast or selling the franchise to a cable network are no brainers. Of course, at CBS, that might be exactly who we’re dealing with.

Keep up the fight!