Get Breaking Alerts on Stocks Before The Mainstream Media

Stay informed of the biggest news on stocks so you can react before 90% of retail investors.
Email address
We guarantee you to keep your privacy
Connect with us
Financial Press
the-wall-street-journal:-nbc-responds-to-internal-tumult-over-trump-town-hall’s-scheduling-opposite-biden-on-abc:-‘we-hope-voters-will-watch-both-discussions’
the-wall-street-journal:-nbc-responds-to-internal-tumult-over-trump-town-hall’s-scheduling-opposite-biden-on-abc:-‘we-hope-voters-will-watch-both-discussions’

Breaking

The Wall Street Journal: NBC responds to internal tumult over Trump town hall’s scheduling opposite Biden on ABC: ‘We hope voters will watch both discussions’

The Wall Street Journal

Alec Baldwin, who frequently portrays the president on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ was among the 100-plus performers, producers and writers signing a letter of protest sent to NBC Universal’s bosses

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during a February 2019 cold open of “Saturday Night Live.”


NBC

More than 100 prominent actors, writers and producers are protesting the NBC News decision to carry a town hall meeting with President Trump on Thursday night opposite a previously scheduled Joe Biden town hall on rival ABC News.

The Margin:Dueling Trump and Biden town halls spur NBC protests


‘[W]e share in the frustration that our event will initially air alongside the first half of ABC’s broadcast with Vice President Biden. Our decision is motivated only by fairness, not business considerations.’


— Cesar Conde, chairman, NBCUniversal News Group

Get Breaking Stock Alerts

Stay informed of the biggest news on stocks so you can react before 90% of retail investors.
Email address
We are Spam free & Secure 🙂

In a letter to NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Shell, NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde and Brian Roberts, chief executive of NBCU parent Comcast Corp.
CMCSA,
-0.37%
,
the group said the decision to give Trump such a platform after his refusal to debate Biden is “enabling the president’s bad behavior while undercutting the Presidential Debate Commission and doing a disservice to the American public.”

The dueling town halls came about after the Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the previously scheduled Oct. 15 debate between Messrs. Trump and Biden after the president’s positive test for the coronavirus. The Commission wanted to hold the debate virtually but Mr. Trump’s camp rejected that format.

The letter doesn’t criticize NBC for putting the president on its airwaves, but rather that the network is allowing Trump to “counterprogram” his rival.

“We are simply asking that NBC air the president’s town hall either before or after Vice President Biden’s so that American voters can have the opportunity to watch both,” the letter said.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

Trending at WSJ.com:

More Electoral College battleground states are emerging

Amy Coney Barrett grilled over contentious legal issues at committee hearing

Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Breaking

Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 10:42 p.m. ET Former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, seen in a March file photo. AFP/Getty...

Breaking

The Senate voted Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, overcoming fierce partisan opposition to the vote and marking...

Breaking

The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are seen in May in Las Vegas, Nev. Getty Images Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas...

Breaking

Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 8:36 p.m. ET A Charles Schwab sign on an office in Lexington Mass. Getty Images Just weeks after closing...

Get Breaking Stock Alerts

Stay informed of the biggest news on stocks so you can react before 90% of retail investors.
Email address
We are Spam free & Secure :)

Get Breaking Stock Alerts

Email address

Get Breaking Stock Alerts

Stay informed of the biggest news on stocks so you can react before 90% of retail investors.
Email address