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Jonathan Townsend
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Today's financial news question concerns advertising dollars. Will the networks run war coverage 24/7? Will we get commercial free TV? Will we be watching TV?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Scott Cram
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As the main function of any TV station, news or otherwise, is to sell advertising time, I sincerely doubt we'll see commercial-free TV during the war.

We watched TV through the Vietnam War, Gulf War I, Kosovo, and others, I see no reason this will be different.
Cheshire Cat
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Sorry BANNED!! The words 'Iraq', 'France', 'War', 'US commander Tommy Franks' . . . and 'Michael Jackson' (or UK forces commander Mike Jackson!) not allowed in the Café!!!

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Seriously though guys - thankfully over here we have the BBC which is licence payer funded, so no commercials,- so we have the option to watch the endless footage that no doubt will pour out, without the ads. insensitively imposed on us by ITN, Sky etc. WW1 and 2 were grimly recorded on movie reels, as was even some footage of the Boer War - but yes, I too remember the vivid daily news pictures from Vietnam which I think was the first mass media coverage of the horrors of war.
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