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Monday, November 03, 2003  

Despite my low opinion of the "controversy," it's becoming a big deal. I'm talking about the CBS miniseries about the Reagans, of course. Now it seems that irate (and oversensitive) righties have organized a boycott of the series.

Bringing to mind two questions:

1.) Is Reagan's legacy so fragile that it might be damaged by a miniseries? (Sorry, I'm just having a hard time taking it seriously.)

2.) Is the miniseries form so powerful as to shake the reputation of a presidency?

Concomitant questions, however alluring (would a romance novel "based on the lives of Ron and Nancy" raise as much dander?; should the miniseries brain trust henceforth scrap plans for "The Bushes?"), I'll leave to Entertainment Weekly.

posted by Jeff | 1:28 PM |
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