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Old 05-16-05, 09:37 AM
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TV News programs: can they nix announced bits during the program?

I was watching the Today show and they spoke of doing a short piece this morning on whether or not the new Star Wars movie was anti-Bush. However, as the program draws to a close, it seems they aren't.

I was wondering if it is common for a news program to announce a segment and then nix it after announcing it without ever mentioning it again during a broadcast?
Old 05-16-05, 09:39 AM
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It happens when another segment runs long. Or, in this case, when the topic is so completely ridiculous that it's not worth doing.
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I saw something like it this morning, I believe on MSNBC. It just had how some quotes are nearly identical to things that Bush and other politcal people have said. Kindof dumb actually. Even the news announcers picked fun of it saying that you can find relationships in anything if you look hard enough. And it brought up that most of the lines were written a very long time ago, long before the Iraq war (which most of the quote supposedly relate to).
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July 1, 2003:
Filming for the last ever Star Wars movie started on Monday - just one week after producer George Lucas put the finishing touches to the script.

I suppose he still could've put a few lines in there somewhere since it's a few months after the war started.
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It'll be something to look for when I see it I guess. I was going in with the lowest of expectations after the disasters that were Ep I & II, but the Tomatometer is running at 81% and the "buzz" seems positive. I remain hopeful.
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You must have missed the segment because I saw it on the Today show this morning. In fact I posted about it in the EPIII review thread just before 8AM. I can understand missing it though because it wasn't a full segment, just a pre-produced video piece that lasted less than 3 minutes. It was probably the same thing they ran on MSNBC. There was no in studio guest or discussion, it was really just one of those teasers without any real payoff.
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"Does George Lucas want to be the next Michael Moore?"

...is seriously how Fox News teased the footage of Lucas in Cannes talking about the political subtext of the movies. I wish I had recorded it.

Wednesday night Bill O'Reilly is "reviewing" ROTS.

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