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Posted by Tom DiStefano on October 26, 2001 at 11:27:52:

Charlie's earlier message about tasteless drivel concerned a television show, "Crossing Over with John Edwards," which was planning to air several priograms where "channeler" Edwards was going to contact people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

According to a rationalist/skeptic group, the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), the idea drew such a storm of protest the show's producers (Studios USA) have dropped the idea. I just got an email from CSICOP about the show, which said in part:

"...Studios USA publicists were being swamped with calls from reporters.
And, according to one source, the company also started hearing from some station execs that carry the show ("What the [expletive] are you thinking of?!" is how one station suit (exec) said he planned to put it).

"Not long after, a spokeswoman for "Crossing Over" called The TV Column to say Rosenberg "is now saying the show isn't put together" and he's "not sure
when" the segments will air; it may be "later this year or next year."

A few hours later, the whole thing was scrubbed."

If anyone here called or e-mailed any complaints about Edwards tasteless nonsense, thanks. You helped put the kibosh on a very bad idea.

For more on this and CSICOP, go to the link below and click on "Words Fail Me" and "Words Fail Me UPDATE"


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