Tuesday, February 26, 2008

60 minutes Censors a broadcast in Alabama

As 60 Minutes was putting its show together, the White House put pressure on CBS -- the parent company -- to kill the show. During the 60 Minutes broadcast and ONLY during the Don Siegelman portion -- the screen went black for Huntsville residents and Mobile residents.

read more | digg story

If you're unfamiliar with the Don Siegelman story, click the "read more" link. It'll take you to a Huffington Post entry with links to the 60 Minutes story that finally aired and many other links for further information. It's some pretty mind-blowing stuff.

I'm really skeptical of the claim that this was somehow a network technical problem that only affected Alabama markets.

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