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ACTION: Variety: ABC Thinking About Yanking Path to 9/11


(From top to bottom, Bruce the Shark and Robert Iger.)

This is huge, gang.  Daily Variety is THE trade magazine in Hollywood.  As much as their "prexy Alphabet" schtick gets on my nerves, someone inside ABC or Disney has talked to Variety and is pushing the possibility that ABC might yank the mini-series altogether.  I keep wondering if this mini-series is a remnant project that Eisner left behind — and, if so, what does the current Disney and ABC team think about getting stuck with this fictional mess?

Is this a Robert Iger surrogate being sent out to test the waters?

"The Path to 9/11" is looking a lot like "The Reagans, Part II."

Bill Clinton loyalists are demanding wholesale changes to the upcoming miniseries — and while ABC is making some snips, the alterations, insiders say, may not please the Dems.

But a bombshell decision may happen anyway: Sources close to the project say the network, which has been in a media maelstrom over the pic, is mulling the idea of yanking the mini altogether.

This is NO time to let up pressure.  In fact, this is the time to go at it even harder.  Call Disney at 1-818-560-1000 or 1-818-460-7477.  Call ABC at 1-212-456-7777 or 1-818-560-1000.  Please be polite, but firm, regarding why you find lying to the public about 9/11 to be offensive.

You can find more information on action steps that you can take here, here and here.

(H/T to "RG" for the e-mail tip.) 

UPDATE:  You can also e-mail Robert Iger:  Please be polite.

UPDATE #2:  The DNC is collecting signatures to be delivered to Robert Iger later today asking that the film be yanked.  Please add your signature here.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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