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17. "RE: Pirate Master Canceled?"
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vince3,

You are almost certainly right. And there can be, I think, no legitimate objection to a commercial network's decision to decline to buy or air programming that is unprofitable.

But ...

When the purveyors of serial offerings - programming that asks the viewer, not for an hour's investment of time and interest in order to know the answer to the question posed at its beginning, but for an investment of hours of time and interest spread over weeks - then I think that there is an implicit moral obligation - a promise made - by the network that it will deliver that answer: where, when and as advertised.

So, I don't think that the question that warrants debate in this instance is whether or not Pirate Master was, or was not, good - or profitable - television. The time for the handsomely-paid executives at CBS (whose business it is to know such things) to make that decision was before they asked me, and millions of other viewers, to follow them to Pirate Masterís conclusion. Via sequential installments. On my television screen.

What I hope will be debated here and in other forums and in the boardrooms and hallways of several networks is whether or not American audiences will continue to 'buy into' a genre that, at the networksí discretion, is a larceny.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 Pirate Master Canceled?   HobbsofMI     07-23-07       
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Spanky68     07-23-07     1  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     2  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   michel     07-23-07     3  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     4  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     6  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   michel     07-23-07     9  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     12  
                         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   michel     07-23-07     13  
                             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   qwertypie     07-25-07     40  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   observe     07-27-07     48  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Sonicbluebird     07-23-07     5  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-23-07     8  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     7  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Sunny_Bunny     07-23-07     10  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-23-07     11  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   dragonflies     07-24-07     23  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   mysticwolf     07-24-07     37  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-23-07     14  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     15  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   nazpink     07-23-07     16  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-23-07     17  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-23-07     18  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Georgianna     07-24-07     19  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-24-07     21  
                         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   foonermints     07-25-07     41  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   cahaya     07-24-07     20  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Snidget     07-24-07     22  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Max Headroom     07-24-07     24  
                         :o   foonermints     07-25-07     43  
         Bones!   RudyRules     07-24-07     32  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   byoffer     07-24-07     25  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Bravehart     07-24-07     26  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   byoffer     07-24-07     27  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-24-07     28  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   byoffer     07-24-07     29  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   vince3     07-24-07     31  
                     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Bravehart     07-24-07     35  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   cycles2k     07-24-07     39  
   RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   jbug     07-24-07     30  
     RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   RudyRules     07-24-07     33  
         RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   Max Headroom     07-24-07     34  
             RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   cahaya     07-24-07     36  
                 RE: Pirate Master Canceled?   agman     07-25-07     45  
   And 1 Hr. ago   mysticwolf     07-24-07     38  
     Episode nine summary - for those wh...   bdemoney     07-25-07     42  
   Could Burnett's ego be behind the c...   michel     07-25-07     44  
   Petition to bring it back!   Wallflower66     07-26-07     46  
   For those having trouble   Sunny_Bunny     07-26-07     47  
     RE: For those having trouble   observe     07-27-07     49  
     RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     50  
         RE: For those having trouble   Sunny_Bunny     07-27-07     51  
             RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     52  
                 RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     53  
                     RE: For those having trouble   Sunny_Bunny     07-27-07     54  
                         RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     55  
                             RE: For those having trouble   michel     07-27-07     56  
                                 RE: For those having trouble   Snidget     07-27-07     57  
     RE: For those having trouble   buckeyegirl     07-29-07     58  

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