1997 – November Releases

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BAD HAIR DAY FOR FATHER RAY AS MITCHE LL DROPS ADS

By | November 24th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

John Paul Mitchell Systems, maker of Paul Mitchell hair care products, has announced that they are no longer a sponsor of "Nothing Sacred." John Paul Mitchell Systems becomes the 28th company to drop the show. The others are: Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont, Red Lobster, Ocean Spray, Sears, Glaxo Wellcome, Ponderosa, Dunkin' Donuts, Scott's Liquid [...]

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PETITION DRIVE AGAINST DISNEY HITS MILLION MARK

By | November 20th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Three months ago, the Catholic League embarked on a petition drive requesting that Disney chief, Michael Eisner, do the right thing and remove the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred," from the air.  To date, Eisner has been sent approximately 750,000 names, and now we are prepared to send him an additional 250,000, bringing the grand total to [...]

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NordicTrack JUMPS SHIP ON “NOTHING SACRED”

By | November 17th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

NordicTrack, Inc., which advertised on the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred," on November 13, has pledged never to do so again.  Like many of the other companies that have advertised on the show, NordicTrack purchased a block of time on ABC and did not know that one of its ads would be shown on "Nothing Sacred."  Citing [...]

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PIER 1 THROWS “NOTHING SACRED” OVERBOARD

By | November 14th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Pier 1 imports has announced that it regrets having advertised on the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred," on November 6.  "As you might imagine," said a spokeswoman for the company, "we received numerous phone calls and e-mails from Pier 1 customers who were not pleased with us being associated with this program." That is why, the statement [...]

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POLITICS AS USUAL MARKS LATEST “NOTHING SACRED”

By | November 14th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

William Donohue offered the following comments on the November 13 episode of the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred": "Though new messengers are evident on 'Nothing Sacred,' it's the same old message.  Instead of having Fr. Ray buck the Church, we now have Sister Mo.  The exchanges she had with Rachel, the brazenly unrepentant young woman who continues [...]

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RATINGS SAY: PUT “NOTHING SACRED” IN THE TANK

By | November 12th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The November 6 episode of the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred," was an abysmal failure.  With a 4.9 rating/8 share, only three shows on the four major networks did worse: "Nothing Sacred" placed 92th in the rankings. William Donohue shared these remarks on the latest news: "Disney/ABC/20th Century Fox are not getting much bang for their bucks [...]

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NO MORE McCORMICK ADS ON “NOTHING SACRED”

By | November 11th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

McCormick & Company has decided not to advertise on the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred," ever again.  A spokeswoman for the spice company conceded that occasionally advertising spots appear on questionable programs and at other times spots appear in shows that were not purchased.  Most important, she said that "advertising spots do sometimes run in programs that [...]

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PASSING THE TORCH ON “NOTHING SACRED”

By | November 7th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

William Donohue offered the following comments on the Nov. 6 episode of the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred": "Most of the Catholic League's criticisms of 'Nothing Sacred' have focused on the lead character, Fr. Ray.  Our central complaint has been the positive spin that has been put on this dissenting priest and the negative spin that has [...]

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CIGNA BECOMES #24 TO EXIT “NOTHING SACRED”

By | November 6th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Cigna, the health care corporation, has stated that it has withdrawn sponsorship from the ABC show, "Nothing  Sacred."  Cigna has now become the 24th advertiser to pull sponsorship from the show.  The others are: Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont, Red Lobster, Ocean Spray, Sears , Glaxo Wellcome, Ponderosa,  Dunkin' Donuts, Scott's Liquid Gold, Chrysler-Plymouth, Honda, Arm [...]

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FOUR MORE SPONSORS DROP “NOTHING SACRED”

By | November 4th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Ovaltine, Dairy Queen, Mutual of Omaha and Telecom*USA have announced that they will no longer advertise on the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred."  There are now 23 companies that have pulled sponsorship of the program.     The league previously identified  AT&T as being among the sponsors that have withdrawn their ads, but erred in doing so: AT&T never [...]

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