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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:40 PM
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File this under: "You can't make this stuff up"...
TV plans tasteful coverage of Saddam execution

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Television networks face a killer of a conundrum with the impending execution of Saddam Hussein, whose hanging could be videotaped and perhaps aired on Iraqi TV.

The timing of Saddam's date with the gallows was unclear, but late Thursday CBS, NBC and Fox News Channel reported that the former dictator, convicted this year in the deaths of 148 people in 1982, would be turned over by the American military to the Iraqi government within 36 hours and hanged before the start of a Muslim holiday on Sunday.

Several sources said Saddam's execution would be videotaped by the Iraqi government, though it wasn't clear whether it would be released to the public or broadcast.

"We will video everything," Iraqi National Security adviser Mouffak al Rubaie told CBS News.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:42 PM
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1. Get Katie Couric Stat!
She will give it that warm appeal.
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:43 PM
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2. Disgusting!!!! n/t
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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:45 PM
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3. They can even have theme music..
Gallows Pole by Led Zeppelin

Hanging can not in any way be tastefully done. Whats even more tasteless is that people will watch. I will cancel my cable is ther is a show like this on my television.
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