I thought about putting this in GD or the Pit, but decided this was the most appropriate place. (Mods, if it’s not, please move it.)
According to this article, Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie has asked CBS head Les Moonves for permission to have historians and friends of the Reagans check CBS’ upcoming miniseries for “accuracy”. Seems there’s some concern that the miniseries may portray the Reagans in a bad light. If CBS declines to allow this, the RNC has asked for a “crawler” at the bottom of the screen to inform viewers that the miniseries is not “accurate”. CBS hasn’t commented on this at all.
It just seems to me that the RNC expects a hagiography of Reagan. So the question is, does the RNC have the right to dictate content on a network?