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NBC Refusing to
Promote Jamie Foxx Special-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: Jamie Foxx has a special
coming up on NBC featuring an all African-American cast. The
eRumor claims that because of that and because two of the guest stars do
not fit the "NBC profile," they are not doing any marketing or
publicity on the show and have positioned it against the popular American
Idol show on Wednesday, January 25, 2006.
The Truth: This email was created either
by someone who is amazingly Last updated 1/25/06
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Jamie Foxx - Music Special Controversy on NBC
Please take the time to forward the below message to
everyone in your address book.
NBC is not doing any marketing and publicity on Jamie's Music Special on
NBC because he stood his ground and wouldn't have any white guests as
To make it even worse he had two controversial guest stars that do not
fit the "NBC profile" on his show.
Tune in to find out who they are.
They are purposely putting his show up against the second week of
American Idol in hopes that it will fail.
This will give them the excuse to never give another black person a
music special because "it doesn't work."
Let's show them that it does work, and that we support each other.
Tivo Idol and watch Jamie.
I saw the taping, it is a good show.
Jamie Foxx making history on NBC.
This is the first time NBC has ever aired an entire young urban African
American cast on a music special.
We need to show support.
This was not an easy sell for Jamie and he stood his ground to make it
happen the way he saw fit.
JAMIE FOXX MUSIC SPECIAL WILL BROADCAST
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH @ 8:00PM PST on NBC.
PLEASE MAKE IT A POINT WATCH!
There will be surprise special guests.
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