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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Network Execs Renew FCC Demands

Posted by a4g @ 3/02/2005 07:11:00 PM

Network executives from four major networks renewed demands of the FCC today to loosen broadcast bandwith regulations so that additional channels could be added to the television spectrum. Representatives from CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, in a joint letter to outgoing FCC Commissioner Michael Powell, called for at least one extra channel a piece to satisfy 'consumer demand for additional gay characters'.

Dan Warren, spokeman for ABC, explained, "there are currently only twenty four hours in the broadcast day, and this is simply not enough time to offer the backlog of gay-themed storylines in our production queue. We currently have a number of scripts including a total of seven gay couples, eight wacky gay neighbors, five interior decorators, celebrity gay adoption, and four thoughtful HIV-positive characters who are finding their own way to cope in a world that would like to pretend they don't exist."

The FCC did not respond to our request for an interview.


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