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Offline Axl

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Re: Cullen-era TPiR episodes coming to BUZZR
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2019, 04:56:26 PM »
Just from my perspective as a journalism major, cigarette ads are most certainly a no-no today, which we all know that.  However, given the ads in question were intended for an audience some 50+ years ago, in addition to their historic value, I donít believe it would be a problem for them to be aired.

I don't know too many owners who would want to stake their broadcast licenses on that.

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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2019, 07:22:34 PM »
I don't know too many owners who would want to stake their broadcast licenses on that.

Itís probably a good thing I donít own a television station then. :P

Historical context is key.  The shows in question aired decades ago.  Their associated advertisements are deals that were made decades ago and are completely and totally null and void today ó no new deals are being struck with the cigarette corporations, certainly.  The entire broadcast(s), minus present day ad inserts, are of a noticeably different era in history and would, presumably, be viewed as such to virtually all viewers, ads and all.

It would help if there was a precedent set as for whether or not such ads have been allowed to be shown alongside the shows they accompanied via direct sponsorship.  A couple of quick Google searches reveals very little, and itís quite possible no network has ever even tried, especially given how low of demand exists for such dated programs to be rebroadcast.  In such a case, it might just be easier to not air such shows at all than to go through the hassle of getting permission from the FCC.
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Re: Cullen-era TPiR episodes coming to BUZZR
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2019, 07:54:40 PM »
Though, for what it's worth, I've also observed many, many skipped episodes of Buzzr's other B&W programming (I've Got a Secret and To Tell The Truth being the primary offenders here), and I'd almost be willing to bet that's a direct consequence of embedded cigarette advertising rendering the entire episode unfit for current OTA broadcast (the fact that many of the "skips" are on an every-other-episode basis with the "aired" episodes on Buzzr makes me think some kind of alternating-week sponsorship was in place).

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Re: Cullen-era TPiR episodes coming to BUZZR
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Re: Cullen-era TPiR episodes coming to BUZZR
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2019, 05:48:27 PM »
Apparently, they're a special series of showings. On June 30, they have a block of What's My Line?, I've Got A Secret and Body Language scheduled from 4 to 8 Eastern.
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2019, 06:47:20 PM »
Apparently, they're a special series of showings. On June 30, they have a block of What's My Line?, I've Got A Secret and Body Language scheduled from 4 to 8 Eastern.
Actually, that day's festivities run from 4 to 11 eastern.

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Re: Cullen-era TPiR episodes coming to BUZZR
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2019, 07:46:37 PM »
Actually, that day's festivities run from 4 to 11 eastern.
Do you mean 4 pm-11 pm eastern or 4 am-11 am eastern?
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Re: Cullen-era TPiR episodes coming to BUZZR
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2019, 08:23:44 PM »
Do you mean 4 pm-11 pm eastern or 4 am-11 am eastern?
4 pm to 11 pm eastern.