makes the LA Times on the CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights

from Dan Arritt and Larry Stewart Los Angeles Times staff writers June 2, 2008 at

In some parts of the country, “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights” was delayed and, in one case, not shown at all.

In the Billings, Mont., area and parts of central Ohio, some viewers tuned in but found a prescheduled Children’s Miracle Network telethon instead. Most of those CBS affiliates chose to show the MMA event at a later hour.

That wasn’t the case in Greensboro, N.C., where WFMY gave rights to the event to a low-wattage network 25 miles away in Reidsville, according to program director David Briscoe. Instead, the CBS affiliate televised a 1992 made-for-TV movie called “Getting Up and Going Home,” which stars Tom Skerritt as a divorced attorney who copes with his mid-life crisis by having multiple affairs.

In an earlier statement sent to, Briscoe wrote: “We have concern for the content in CBS’ EliteXC.”

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2 thoughts on “ makes the LA Times on the CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights

  1. I’m both saddened and happy that this has received national coverage. I’m sad because WFMY has made Greensboro look like Mayberry to the rest of the country. I am glad because maybe he will realize how out of touch and out of line he is. His actions have singled us out and made us look like idiots. Hopefully people will see it’s not us, it’s him.

  2. From the looks of things, the movie WFMY showed was just as trashy and inappropiate as the Kimbo Slice event if not more so. I agree that it paints Greensboro in a bad light. If Channel 2 wanted to make a statement, why not run a family movie? As I said before, I like TS but what was WFMY thinking here? Dumb move by Briscoe and the brass at the Deuce.

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