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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:36 PM
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Commercial breaks every 40 seconds on msnbc is really starting to irritate me
n/t
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:39 PM
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1. That's OK. Every second of Fox Boobs is irritating.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:46 PM
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2. They riddle liberal programming with it -- it's to discourage you ....!!
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 08:46 PM by defendandprotect
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oldlib Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:49 PM
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3. As I posted on my own thread,
on Countdown tonight, on his opening segment, Kieth spoke for almost 15 minutes without a commercial break. The remainder was hopeless until his Special Comments, which was outstanding.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:52 PM
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4. Yeah, more than once I've turned off KO and RM, because I couldn't take the
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 08:54 PM by RKP5637
commercials. Now I listen on my roku.com http://www.roku.com / unit later commercial free. Anyway, I have MSNBC on enough during the day to make up for it...
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oldlib Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:55 PM
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5. Rachel's opening segment
lasted for over 15 minutes tonight. I didn't time the remainder of the program.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:59 PM
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8. I've noticed that quite often, the first part is pretty commercial free. I don't mind
a fair amount of commercials for funding the program, but sometimes the last 1/2 hr. is pretty brutal. What gets to me are the flash commercials between commercials talking about the next segment and then a long commercial. Many of them the last 1/2 hr. or so.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:56 PM
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6. I think it's a good sign - the ratings must be commanding revenue dollars and
that's a good thing. It means people are paying attention. :thumbsup: I feel the same way about the advertising on DU.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:57 PM
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7. Keith's special comment tonight was one of the longer
unbroken segments I have ever seen on a commercial newscast. The show opened with about 15 minutes as is the custom. So when I tune in, I do not see what you see. I don't watch much else save Rachel, and she gets dvr'd.
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oldlib Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:01 PM
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11. Look at my reply to your post to my earlier thread
for insight into the KO and RM shows tonight.
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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:00 PM
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9. I never knew if this was a good or bad sign...
Perhaps someone knows.

If there are a lot of commercials I think maybe it is good because the shows I like have a lot of sponsors. If there are fewer commercials, I wonder if that means the show can't get much advertising revenue which might lead to its cancellation. Or it could be just the opposite with more commercials meaning the network it is on is charging very little for the advertising because the show doesn't have good ratings.

I always wonder about Sirius Left. It seems like on many of the shows there is very little commercial interruption. I drive home listening to Mark Thompson and it seems there is almost no commercials at all and wonder what that means. I like the lack of commercial interruption, but saddened if that means the shows I enjoy can't draw advertising support.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:00 PM
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10. I'm okay with it and glad to know what businesses are supporting progressive commentary. eom
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whogasa736 Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:01 PM
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12. Hell, I wish I
could afford expanded cable. 6 shopping channels + basic networks. Sux to be POOR in the 21 Century.
I mean how many fashion accessories for Women does a guy need? Not 24/7__365 worth.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:06 PM
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13. Support non-commercial tv.
I cannot do any of the commercial shows, even though Rachel is fantastic.

There is Linktv, with Democracy Now.

Congratulations, you've graduated to the next level. It's pretty empty though. America in general is highly commercial. But we have to start somewhere in order to change that.
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