TV Junkie: Aaron Sorkin Blasts Palin & TLC; Rossellini's 'Green Porno' on Sundance; #MOACA gets WGA Nom
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin posted a condemnation of Sarah Palin's TLC show on Huffington Post today. While we've seen animals killed on shows like "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" on the Travel Channel, those were ostensibly for the purpose of the travelogue and preparing a specific meal. Sorkin is right that the killing of wildlife in Palin's show was for a political purpose because the entire show is a political vehicle for Palin. We don't write about the show because it is bereft of any redeeming qualities. TLC should be ashamed. We haven't listed a TLC program in quite a while, let's put the network officially on our boycott list.
A few weeks ago we interviewed cinema icon Isabella Rossellini (no, we can't believe it either) to talk about her "Green Porno: Seduce Me" series for the Sundance Channel. While these educational and hilarious short films went live on the Sundance website, tonight at 8pm they will be broadcast on your much-larger television screen.
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