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

(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.

Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates during a speech July 9 at Bryn Mawr College.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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