Showtime's round-table forum on 'The Reagans' controversy

NEW YORK: This is an initiative that seeks to clear the air that surrounds the miniseries The Reagans. Showtime will air the controversial film on 30 November. The film created by Sony Pictures Television was earlier pulled out from CBS following a storm of protest.


Showtime will also present a special round-table forum Controversy: The Reagans. This will air on 1 December. The forum will bring together an eclectic and experienced panel comprised of journalists, historians, biographers and educators with wide-ranging knowledge of Reagan and the political issues related to his presidency.

The panel will be moderated by former CNN Washington Bureau Chief and White House Correspondent Frank Sesno. Panelists currently scheduled to appear include Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University Martin Anderson, Ronald Reagan''s biographer Lou Cannon and Fox News' political analyst Linda Chavez.

In order to let as many viewers weigh in on the controversy surrounding the film, Showtime will stream the panel discussion live on simultaneously with the airing of the panel discussion on the network. The panel discussion will be available on until 10 December.

Immediately following the panel, viewers can log on to and add their comments and questions about the movie on a message board. In addition, viewers can participate in an online poll about the film.

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