December 8, 2003

SNL Rerun

Boston media market was one of the many cities that didn't get to see Al Sharpton on Saturday Night Live.

Most of the AP wire reports are focusing on the NBC affiliate in Iowa. Since WHDH, the local Boston NBC affiliate, TV signal reaches into New Hampshire they decided to show a rerun of the Best of Steve Martin.

AP: Several NBC affiliates refused to carry "Saturday Night Live" with Sharpton as host for fear it would activate federal "equal time provisions" and compel them to offer air time to the eight other Democrats running for president.

So I guess it's ok to show John Kerry at a political rally at Fanuel Hall during a News broadcast (Because its news related). However, its a federal offense to show Al Sharpton on Saturday Night Live.


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