Video: Fizzled Boycott

Sponsors still face threat

Commercial television's Armageddon, previously announced for last week, has been postponed until further notice. After threatening for months to produce a list naming the sponsors most responsible for supporting sex, profanity and violence on TV, the Mississippi-based Coalition for Better Television abruptly announced that its proposed consumer boycott of the offending advertisers was off—for the moment. Appearing at a Washington press conference with Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly and Moral Majority guru, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, CBTV head, the Rev. Donald Wildmon, explained that productive discussions with executives of the companies in question had made a boycott unnecessary. That explanation...

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