1997 – September Releases

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NO MORE SEARS ADS ON “NOTHING SACRED”

By | September 30th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Sears has officially pledged not to run any more ads on the ABC Show, "Nothing Sacred." A spokeswoman for the department store said "Sears actually has never ‘sponsored’ Nothing Sacred in that we have not run national advertising during the show. Ads appeared in a few local markets due to inadvertent placements made by our advertising [...]

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“NOTHING SACRED” LOSES SPONSORSHIP OF OCEAN SPRAY

By | September 30th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Ocean Spray has decided to drop sponsorship of the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred." In doing so, the company joins six other advertisers who have cancelled sponsorship of the show: Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont and Red Lobster previously quit. William Donohue was delighted with the news: "Ocean Spray did what any responsible corporate enterprise would [...]

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MTA RULES DESERVE PUBLIC SUPPORT

By | September 29th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Tomorrow, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will vote on advertising standards that are designed to service the public interest. The standards would bar advertisement on public transportation that a) are considered violent b) are frightening to children c) demean groups of people d) contain images of minors in a sexual pose e) promote escort or dating [...]

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG ATTACKS THE POPE

By | September 26th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

On tonight's edition of "20/20," actress Whoopi Goldberg makes several very harsh and unfair statements about Pope John Paul II. Interviewed by Barbara Walters about her new book, Goldberg says that this pope "infuriates" her; she indicts him for rejecting gays and young people. Last night on the NBC show, "Extra," Catholic League president William Donohue [...]

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RED LOBSTER QUITS SPONSORING “NOTHING SACRED”

By | September 26th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Red Lobster has become the sixth company to officially withdraw sponsorship of the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred." The statement by the parent company, Darden Restaurants, stated that "we determined the series may offend a significant share of viewers, which violates our advertising policy. As a result, we have no future plans to advertise on 'Nothing Sacred.'" [...]

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“NOTHING SACRED” OFFENDS AGAIN

By | September 26th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

After watching last night's edition of "Nothing Sacred," William Donohue had this to say about the show: "The second segment of 'Nothing Sacred' lived up to its name once again. It began and ended with gratuitous sex and in between it managed to portray a church that in the real world wouldn't pass muster with the [...]

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K-MART AND BENCKISER SAY NO TO “NOTHING SACRED”

By | September 25th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

K-Mart and Benckiser have just announced that they will no longer allow ABC to advertise their store and products on "Nothing Sacred." A spokeswoman for K-Mart said that when the nationwide discount store initially bought ad space for September 18, it had no way of knowing that the debut of "Nothing Sacred" would be moved from [...]

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DUPONT PULLS SPONSORSHIP OF “NOTHING SACRED”

By | September 25th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

E.I. du Pont Nemours, the company that advertised Corian on the opening segment of "Nothing Sacred," has just joined the growing list of companies that are walking away from sponsoring the ABC show. Previously, Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart and Benckiser notified ABC that they will no longer allow their ads on "Nothing Sacred." William Donohue expressed [...]

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ISUZU WITHDRAWS SPONSORSHIP OF “NOTHING SACRED”

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

American Isuzu Motors, Inc. Has just announced that it is withdrawing sponsorship of the ABC show, "Nothing Sacred." It is the first sponsor to do so. William Donohue commented on this today: "American Isuzu Motors, Inc. Acted responsibly by pulling its name from the list of sponsors for "Nothing Sacred." Consequently, the Catholic League will ask [...]

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WEIGHT WATCHERS NIXES “NOTHING SACRED”

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

Weight Watchers has told ABC that it cannot allow its ads to support the show, "Nothing Sacred." A spokeswoman for Weight Watchers said that the company initially bought time on ABC to advertise its services but it was the network that made the decision to place some of its ads on the controversial show. Catholic League [...]

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