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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:22 AM

MTV, BET, Comedy Central to suspend programming during gun violence walkout

Source: The Hill




BY JOE CONCHA - 03/14/18 08:53 AM EDT

Viacom cable networks on Wednesday will suspend regular programming at 10:00 a.m. EST in support of a national student walkout over gun violence, according to the media company.

Viacom’s networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Comedy Central, will be suspending regular programming for 17 minutes in honor of the number of people killed during the February mass shooting at a Florida high school. The media giant also said students will take over MTV’s social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook, during the walkout.

“This generation continues to be the driving force for change,” said Marva Smalls, Viacom's Executive Vice President of Global Inclusion. “With more than 17 young people dying from gun violence every single day, unfortunately, no community is safe.

"We believe it’s critical to support the inspiring efforts of our youth, who are literally fighting for their lives," Smalls continued. "Viacom also has a responsibility to our audiences to do everything we can to elevate the many brave and bold activists to help them extend the reach and impact of their voices in this important movement.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/378315-mtv-bet-comedy-central-to-suspend-programming-during-gun-violence-walkout

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Reply MTV, BET, Comedy Central to suspend programming during gun violence walkout (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
Freedomofspeech Mar 2018 #1
mountain grammy Mar 2018 #2
groundloop Mar 2018 #3
dogknob Mar 2018 #4
backtoblue Mar 2018 #5
Lars39 Mar 2018 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:26 AM

1. This is brilliant.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:28 AM

2. Imagine all our electronic "entertainment" shutting down for a day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:40 AM

3. It's taken FAR too long, but hopefully this movement will finally gain momentum

After each horrific mass murder we all hoped and prayed that THIS TIME would be different, that people would push our Congress to pass meaningful laws to start moving us toward being a safer society where we don't need to constantly worry about our safety and especially our children's safety. Each and every time, after a short period of grief and outrage everything returned to 'normal'. Maybe, just maybe, that's about to change.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:52 PM

4. Great. Maybe during midterm elections...

TNT could -- in place of 26-1/2 hours of "Law & Order SVU" -- show nothing but crime scene photos from all of our mass shootings.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

5. Excellent! Knr nt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:16 PM

6. And Nickelodeon according to DUer in another thread.

They need to hear and read our thanks.

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