Montel Williams On Fox Morning Show: Enough Heath Ledger!

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It's ironic that talk show host Montel Williams is the one to bring actual "news" to a show about news. Let's watch as he turns the Fox hosts' conversation from another hollywood actor who OD'd to more important social and political matters like soldiers dying in Iraq.

UPDATE: Montel Williams has lost his job because of this!!




From Variety:


Montel Williams calls it quits
Talkshow ends production after 17 years

CBS TV Distribution confirmed Wednesday it will end production on the syndicated yakker at the end of this season. CBS plans to offer stations a "Best of Montel" package for the fall that will feature segs from throughout the show's run.

Fate of "The Montel Williams Show" was sealed when key Fox-owned stations opted not to renew it for the 2008-09 season. But a number of other stations had cleared the show for next season, prompting CBS to offer the "Best of" package. The rerun package is sold on an all-cash basis, which is a boon to stations that had been handing over 3½ minutes of barter ad time per seg to CBS for the firstrun episodes.

"Stations continue to embrace Montel and the message of social responsibility that has been the cornerstone of his show," said CBS TV Distribution prexy and chief operating officer John Nogawski.

Williams, a former military officer, launched his yakker in New York and a handful of other markets in 1991. Show was picked up for national distribution by Viacom the following year.

 

montel speaks out
Posted by gmaduck on 2008-01-29 13:00:17
I'd listen to Montel if he didn't promote obviously idiotic frauds like Sylvia Browne. Until he admits this desception, there is nothing he can say that interests me in the least, even if it is the truth. He's blurred the line so the truth is no longer detectable.
Posted by Gmadduckk on 2008-01-31 02:43:07
You act as if he has full control over what is aired on his show.
Posted by Jamie on 2008-01-31 10:19:37
Yea, its true - it IS a sad reality.
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Posted by hmack on 2008-01-31 13:27:49
atlest someones willing to stand up for the truth and for our soldiers over in iraq who are dying, i think when a man dies, the least we could do is remember his name
Posted by Boycott Fox News on 2008-02-01 14:12:21
Montell is absolutely right. I am sick of seeing so much coverage given to celebrities for the little stuff that they do. Its really retarded. Brittany spears this, paris hilton that. Its crazy. Why don't we give more attention to the important things in life? Why do celebrities get off with slaps on the wrist for DUI's, Drug use, etc... and the rest of us end up in jail?
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got what he wanted
Posted by ohmyyy on 2008-02-02 14:29:20
is montel playing the "concerned citizen" in order to wrap the flag around himself, or does he really care?

i.e. I think the whole thing was staged and the scene was trying to yank around the emotions of the faux news crowd.

what about the million Iraq civilians or 100,000+ injured soldiers?

would we have time to think about anything else if we really observed all these deaths?

obviously, it's time to end the war!
Montel
Posted by 1ConservativeGenius on 2008-06-02 21:17:32
Guys, Montel went on the Neal Cavuto show on the following Monday and said he dropped the "F" word live while going into a commercial. He stated that neither dropping the word nor his thoughts expressed about media coverage of heroic troops vs Hollywierd tragedies, had ANYTHING to do with his show being cancelled.

Fox is getting a bad rap for something that happened because his ratings had dropped 3-fold over the 17 year run.

Hysterical hate of FOX is driving this story, which is absolutely NOTHING.

He stated that the producer at the Saturday occurance of his appearance, held the segment over because he was doing very well. He wasn't brought back because the two segments were compiled into one. That's all.

Each FOX station is independently managed. "Big Daddy" didn't call up with a red face to tell them to cancel Montel. Besides, his show was produced by CBS. You people need to understand the business of telelvision and media. No ratings equals no renewal... that's all.
 

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