“Flight 93” Grounded By Commercials

I see where “Flight 93,” the TV movie about the doomed flights on Sept. 11, was A&E’s most watched program ever. “Flight 93,” which focused on the hijacked plane that passengers forced down into that Pennsylvania field, drew an estimated 5.9 million viewers.

It also should draw its share of criticism for distorting any reasonable definition of “limited commercial interruption.” Once the doomsday pace had quickened, the commercial packages came fast and furious.

Worst yet, it was downright disrespectful to ensnare an audience in that seminal terrorist event – with all its gut-wrenching, tragic foreboding and still smoldering ANGER – only to cut away to a “Beano” commercial featuring light banter about broccoli and cauliflower.

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