NBC's Hillary Miniseries May Be Produced by ... Fox
Its television studio, not its news division
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2013 12:53 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates during a speech July 9 at Bryn Mawr College.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Might Republicans have to blackball Fox from the GOP presidential debates, too? The New York Times adds an interesting twist to the controversy over a Hillary Clinton miniseries in the works—while the production is planned to air on NBC, it might be produced by Fox Television Studios. As reported earlier, the Republican National Committee is livid over the proposed miniseries, which it thinks will amount to free advertising for Clinton. If NBC airs it, the RNC has threatened to keep the debates off the network. (Ditto for CNN, which is working on a Clinton documentary.)

NBC News has argued that it is a separate entity from the entertainment division of the network and thus shouldn't be penalized. (In fact, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd have spoken out against the miniseries.) Now Fox News might have to make the same argument about Fox Television Studios, notes Mediaite.

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clmsman
Aug 12, 2013 10:45 AM CDT
Tell me something what has this woman done that makes her a rockstar. As far as successes she in Obama category. She is a small miserable uninteresting person who only claim to fame is she's married to Bill Clinton. She was a total failure as Senator a total failure as Secretary of State look at the world so what has she done that people have such great hope that she could be president? She's a cold fish and no one wonders why Bill wandered. Democrats seem to demand so little of their favored ones like Woody Allen said 95% of life is showing up and this applies to Obama and Hillary and that is sad that this is the crap that we have to choose from as leaders.
Who_Cares
Aug 11, 2013 10:16 PM CDT
I think someone who says that everything goes towards one party was right. In todays politics everything is so connected and scrambled that you can't even see who is who. People are fighting and getting worked out while someone out there knows exactly what's happening and where all of this is going. You can't profile anymore.
squiggysmom1
Aug 11, 2013 10:11 AM CDT
The Republicans weren't complaining when it was Sarah Palin getting the TV movies, book signings, multiple guest appearances and interviews during the 2008 campaign. Now they are righteously indignant about a Hillary Clinton mini-series? Please! It's Palin's fault that she turned her media opportunities into a Republican PR nightmare.