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Archive for November 9th, 2007

Video: Kucinich Announces Resolution to Impeach

Posted in H.L. News, Videos on November 9th, 2007 8:39 am by HL

Desert Peace.org
The US news is censoring it, but US Representative Dennis Kucinich has moved on the House floor to initiate impeachment proceedings against Vice President Richard Cheney.

In my opinion NOTHING is more important for the future of the United States than the removal from office and criminal prosecution of Cheney and others in the Bush administration.

Please spread the word about this important and heavily censored story.

The gauntlet has been thrown down. Kucinich makes the case brilliantly. The process has begun…

Now it’s up to us to make noise about this and force the media to pay attention and make sure the rest of the country knows.


Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2007 7:59 am by HL

L.A. Times
Network control and media consolidation are wringing the creativity out of entertainment.
By Marshall Herskovitz
November 7, 2007
After 20 years and five series, including “thirtysomething” and “My So-Called Life,” my partner, Ed Zwick, and I have — for the time being at least — stopped producing television programs.

It’s not personal. I count as friends many of the executives who work at the networks. We had a deal at one network, ABC, for all of those 20 years, and, in spite of many regime changes, we were always treated with great respect. This is not about how we were treated but rather something much larger: How a confluence of government policy and corporate strategy is literally poisoning the TV business.

It started in 1995 when the Federal Communications Commission abolished its long-standing “finsyn” rules (that’s financial interest and syndication, for those unfamiliar with the term), allowing networks for the first time to own the programs they broadcast. Before that, under classic antitrust definitions, the networks had been confined to the role of broadcaster, paying a license fee to production companies for the right to broadcast programs just two times. The production companies owned all subsequent rights. In the mid-1990s there were 40 independent production companies making television shows. If a particular network didn’t like a show — as famously happened with “The Cosby Show” many years ago — the production company could take it to another network.