Ok, I guess making money is important, but I'm irked about this July 4 fireworks gala loses its national pop:
For the first time in more than 20 years, the July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will not be televised nationally after the CBS Television Network declined to renew a contract with the show’s producers.
Instead, the performance will only appear locally on WBZ-TV, pushed out of the national market, a local organizer says, by a competing fireworks show in New York City.....
Ratings have flagged in recent years, he said. The broadcast company believes it will make more money showing reruns of its regular programming, [David Mugar, the show’s executive producer] said.
We always watched "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS and then the Boston Pops. Come on CBS, consider it a public service. Do you really make that much more with a rerun of "Elementary"????
I've already sent an irate email to KPIX, our local CBS station which is a CBS owned-and-operated.
Edited by phrelin, 22 June 2013 - 04:33 PM.