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    My local ABC affiliate was one of 20 that refused to air Saving Private Ryan last night, deeming it likely to lead to FCC fines because it was beginning during the "family hour". We had Hoosiers instead: a fine flick indeed, but not Armistice Day fare.

    The opening 20+ minutes of Ryan is indeed intense, graphic, bloody and violent. It is also perhaps the best depiction of one of the greatest days in our nation's history. It is not gratuitous. It should have aired here.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    My local ABC affiliate was one of 20 that refused to air Saving Private Ryan last night, deeming it likely to lead to FCC fines because it was beginning during the "family hour". We had Hoosiers instead: a fine flick indeed, but not Armistice Day fare.

    The opening 20+ minutes of Ryan is indeed intense, graphic, bloody and violent. It is also perhaps the best depiction of one of the greatest days in our nation's history. It is not gratuitous. It should have aired here.
    They aired it on the Denver affiliate, but I missed it <ZMan kicks the ground>
    I did hear this morning about people and TV stations complaining. It seems the American public would like to further push reality out of their minds and live in a fantasy world of good, clean family fun/crime investigation/medical crime investigation/or reality that really isn't real.
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    Honestly, family hour really isn't family hour anymore. I'd much rather have gratuitous violence on the TV at 8PM than gratuitous sex discussions on the TV at 8PM. Now I'm all about gratuitous sex, just not until after the kids go down.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Gedunker -- What's with our ABC affiliates, ours is also in Kentucky.
    But at least they showed Saving Private Ryan .
    Yeah, when NYPD Blue started they didn't air the show for the first season (even perhaps the second, I don't recall because I'm not really a fan). The point being, hey "Louisville, So. Indiana, we're going to be paternalistic and decide what you can and can't see". Back home in NJ they'd have a fit if WABC did something like that, don't you agree?
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    My local ABC affiliate was one of 20 that refused to air Saving Private Ryan last night, deeming it likely to lead to FCC fines because it was beginning during the "family hour". We had Hoosiers instead: a fine flick indeed, but not Armistice Day fare.

    The opening 20+ minutes of Ryan is indeed intense, graphic, bloody and violent. It is also perhaps the best depiction of one of the greatest days in our nation's history. It is not gratuitous. It should have aired here.
    Utah aired it. Go figure. One of the best movies ever made. Should be required for all to see.

    Now one of the major networks refuses to show SNL. I think UPN picks it up.

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    Love Saving Private Ryan . It is just so sad Tom Hanks had to die to save Matt Damon and France.
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