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Controversial movie 'The Reagans' to air on Showtime on 30 November

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NEW YORK: The latest controversy on American television involved the television movie The Reagans. For several weeks the conservative majority has been up in arms over the film alleging that it was biased in its portrayal of the former First Family.



This forced Viacom to yank the film off broadcast network CBS and shove it onto its cable network Showtime.



Showtime will air the film on 30 November. The film, from Sony Pictures Television, stars James Brolin and Judy Davis as President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy. As reported earlier by indiantelevisioin.com the film takes a look at the 40th president and his family. It covers the early days of the Reagans' marriage through tenure at the White House. 



However reports indicate that the film has cut out the line where Reagan says that Aids patients deserved their disease. For the record the line was "They that live in sin shall die in sin." 



The subscriber network will air the film commercial free. Earlier this month after CBS left go off the film the networks president Leslie Moonves admitted that the film was too biased for broadcast television. He said that the network had not lived up to its promise of delivering a fair portrayal. It gave short shrift to Reagans positive points.

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