Skip to comments.CBS’ ‘The Good Fight’ To Probe Donald Trump Impeachment, Farrow’s Report On Harvey Weinstein (tr)
Posted on 01/08/2018 6:54:46 AM PST by EdnaMode
CBS All Accesss The Good Fight will explore Donald Trumps impeachment in an upcoming episode.
Rather than having the traditional CBS executive Q&A, at which Reporters Who Cover Television take turns excoriating the network for lack of diversity, the network held one of the most interesting panels of this TCA to date, in which various showrunners took questions about politics and social issues on television.
The Good Fight stole the show when EP Robert King told TV critics at TCA on Saturday about an upcoming episode in which the DNC seeks guidance from series law firm about the legal case for removing Trump from office, anticipating they will win the House in the 2018 midterm election.
A lot of it is a debate about how he could be impeached and also going into the 25th Amendment about the whole fitness for office issue, King explained. Theres a little bit of digging into the weeds on a lot of the legal issues surrounding impeachment, especially because they are really counting their chickens before they hatch, he said of Dems.
King noted an upcoming episode will include as storyline he described as like the Ronan Farrow situation, in which a reporter is working on a broadcast news report about a sexual harassment charge brought against a liberal star and the lawsuits start to fly even before it airs and the chilling effect. (Farrow is the former NBC News staffer who worked on a report about Harvey Weinstein for months until his contract ended, then took the work to New Yorker to finish, and publish, and has hinted that the report had been ready to go at NBC News and that he would talk about the circumstances that led to its not airing there at some future point; NBC News has said the article he published in New Yorker was terrific and much more thoroughly reported than what he had when he left NBC News.)
Madam Secretary EP Barbara Hall noted they did a sexual harassment episode two year ago, in which the female Secretary of State got harassed by a male world leader, and made the decision to think bigger picture, but that the script had included a line in which she complained, speaking for women, When do we get to be the bigger picture.
I think we have our answer, Hall smiled, referencing the #MeToo movement that swept the country in 2017 with no end in sight.
Hall also said her show is more about diplomatic issues than domestic hot-button issues We take people inside the State Department back when we had a State Department.
Star Trek: Discoverys Aaron Harberts reported his CBS All Access series had been in the news quite a bit because people thought that, in this iteration of the long-running franchise, the Klingons represented Donald Trump supporters what with being isolationists obsessed with racial purity. Some white male viewers complained they felt marginalized by this franchise iteration. But, Harberts told TV critics, their fan base is smart and told those complainers if you cant handle it, youre not a Trek fan and you should walk away.
Superior Donuts star/EP Jermaine Fowler noted his show is very autobiographical about growing up in D.C., adding that a lot of the topics we tackle have happened to me in my personal life including microaggression, affirmative actions and police brutality.
Star Trek Discoverys Aaron Harberts reported some viewers were are white men said they felt marginalized by how diverse the show is, but that was handled by the other viewers who told them if you cant handle it, youre not a Trek fan and you should walk away. He said the conversation stemmed from the fact we were in the news quite a bit because people thought the Klingons representd Trump suporters because they were about isolationism dn racial purity.
ABCCBSNBCCNNMCNBC..ALL DEMONS FROM THE DEN OF SATAN!!!
I can remember reading an article some years back that this sort of thing is a fairly common practice among TV executives in terms of doing something like this to catch attention in the mid to late part of the season to capture that many more viewers. Back some twenty years ago or so, it was about a TV character like Ellen coming out as gay.
It’s this simple: We’re going to impeach President Trump for the crime of not being Hillery Clintoon.
I think we’re also going to see this Oprah for President thing begin to look Really Serious, and Maybe Insanely Possible — before it poops out. Good. Let the morons contribute their money till they’re tapped out on a figment of the Trump Derangement Syndrome imagination.
Let them exhaust themselves in such idiocy.
dems must not be allowed to get back their power in November. They are full of hatred and anger, and are dying to return to their agenda of destroying this country, eliminating Christianity, penalizing Whites and turning this country m*slim.
I hereby swear that I will vote Republican in November no matter what. If I am unable to walk to the polling place I will crawl to the voting booth until my hands and feet turn to bloody stumps and I will cast my vote against the America-haters.
Anyone else would be in jail by now. But not Swinestein, the darling and cash cow of the DemonRats.
“We want to investigate removing Trump and replacing him with Oprah”
“Sounds plausible. Let’s do a fictional episode about it to spin up the narrative”.
Did I miss where the definition for TCA was provided?
It’s the Television Critics Association. They have a bi-annual event where most of the networks have a media day, discussing new and returning shows.
I watched just part of the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
What I “discovered” was that the series was boring as hell, sleep inducing, with boring and uninteresting mostly female characters and poorly written.
A total piece of *hit. I lasted about 10 minutes.
Donald Trumps impeachment and CBS calls him crazy.
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