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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:55 PM

Some Of the Biggest Anti-Trump Voices Might Go Silent In a Matter of Days

"With stinging criticisms cloaked in humor, late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and the whole cast of “Saturday Night Live” have provided American audiences a way to laugh off their political anxiety. But on May 2, we may have to say goodbye to them for now.

That’s because the day before marks the expiration date for the current contract between the Writers Guild of America, the organization representing 12,000 Hollywood film and TV writers, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the writers’ employers. (The Huffington Post is unionized under the WGA-East.)"

"In the case of a strike, programs like “The Late Show,” “Full Frontal,” “The Daily Show” and “SNL,” that have voiced some of the toughest criticisms of President Donald Trump on national television, would face an immediate blackout, according to WGA-West executive director David Young. (Or rather, reruns, which are arguably even worse.)

Because they reflect the issues of the day ― from Trump’s Easter speech to his daughter’s ethically murky role in his administration to his press secretary’s combative demeanor with the media ― late-night programs don’t have a real stockpile of material like other scripted shows and are left with no other choice. It’s happened before, during the 100-day WGA strike that began in late 2007."

Article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hollywood-writers-strike-2017_us_58f72abfe4b029063d352f40

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Response to Kathy M (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:00 PM

1. Question

 

Why is the Huff Post writers included in this? Are all news writers included in this? SNL, Colbert, Huff Post???

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Response to The99thTimeLord (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:09 PM

2. Writers Guild of America is an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists....

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Response to Kathy M (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:25 PM

3. Was just reading about the 100 day strike 10 years ago

 

It was not all bad. It freed the artists from their corporate overlords and allowed them to freely pursue what genuinely interested them. Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog was one of those projects.

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