VAN DE KAMP CHUCKS “NOTHING SACRED”

Van de Kamp (VDK) has become the 37th company to withdraw sponsorship of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred.” There was an ad for a VDK product, Mama Celeste pizza, on last Saturday night’s show; the ad was mistakenly placed by VDK’s ad agency. Those who previously quit are: Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont, Red Lobster,... [Read more...]

ABC DUMPS “CRACKER” BUT KEEPS “NOTHING SACRED”

ABC has announced that “Cracker,” the show that has followed “Nothing Sacred” all season, is being canceled; production has stopped on the show. “Nothing Sacred,” which has had ratings almost as bad as “Cracker,” has survived, though it will not be shown in February. William Donohue took the news this... [Read more...]

LEVITZ WON’T ADVERTISE ON “NOTHING SACRED” AGAIN

Levitz Furniture Corporation has instructed its ad agency “to immediately pull our commercials from the series ["Nothing Sacred"]. A spokeswoman for the company wrote to Catholic League president William Donohue saying, “I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to you and your members….” Levitz is the 36th company to withdraw... [Read more...]

WHY “NOTHING SACRED” FAILS

William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, commented as follows on the January 24 episode of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred”: “If anyone wants to know why ‘Nothing Sacred’ is a failure, just consider last Saturday night’s episode. It showed a parish in disarray and a nun who doesn’t know if she is coming or going. This... [Read more...]

“NOTHING SACRED’S” RATINGS ARE WORSE ON NEW NIGHT

The ratings and shares for the January 17 episode of “Nothing Sacred” were 4.1/7. Only one show on the major networks, “Cracker” (which follows “Nothing Sacred”), did worse. This episode of “Nothing Sacred” attracted less viewers than any previous show. William Donohue, Catholic League president, commented... [Read more...]

CLINTON NOMINEE SPORTS BIAS AGAINST CATHOLICS

James Hormel, nominated by President Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, has shown such a gross insensitivity to Roman Catholics that it should disqualify him from holding public office. During the 1996 San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade, Hormel gave his tacit endorsement to the anti-Catholic group, Sisters of Perpetual... [Read more...]

CHANGE COMES HARD TO THOSE ON “NOTHING SACRED”

Catholic League president William Donohue offers his thoughts on the January 17 episode of ABC’s “Nothing Sacred”: “There is no doubt that ‘Nothing Sacred’s directors, writers and actors are caught in a time warp; their reactionary lament for the 1960s suggests a clinical disorder not easily treated. Yet when the bishop discusses... [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL HOME FOODS CANS “NOTHING SACRED”

International Home Foods, Inc. has said that it “will no longer willingly advertise commercials adjacent to or within the ABC program, ‘Nothing Sacred.’” It becomes the 35th company to withdraw sponsorship of the show. The company advertised PAM on the fifth episode of the show. Those who previously quit are: Isuzu, Weight Watchers,... [Read more...]

ABC BLOW UP OVER “NOTHING SACRED”

In a remarkable article in today’s Los Angeles Times, columnist Howard Rosenberg reveals the tumult over “Nothing Sacred” that Disney, ABC and Twentieth Century Fox are enduring. ABC has apparently decided not to air a show about a gay priest who has AIDS. Originally scheduled to air as the second episode, this particular show has been... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY TARS SUNY-NEW PALTZ AND STONY BROOK

Anti-religious bigotry has struck two campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY). In November, SUNY-New Paltz hosted a conference entitled, “Revolting Behavior: The Challenges of Women’s Sexual Freedom.” Widely discussed for its obscene exhibitions, the conference also targeted Orthodox Jews and Catholics: both were mocked and... [Read more...]