10 Questions for Les Moonves

For the past couple of weeks, CBS television President Les Moonves has been the man in the hot seat. After a conservative outcry, he abruptly canceled a mini-series about Ronald Reagan, only to draw fire from liberals complaining that he caved in to pressure. Moonves talked with TIME's Richard Zoglin about the episode--and some of the season's better news.

IT'S FRANKLY HARD TO BELIEVE ALL THE PROTESTS DIDN'T INFLUENCE YOUR DECISION TO CANCEL THE REAGAN MINI-SERIES. DID THEY PLAY A ROLE?

They didn't. We had promised the public we would do a balanced version of Reagan's life, that it would...

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