Thursday, July 31, 2003

Television Broadcast Banned in Boise!!

Television Broadcast Banned in Boise!!

IDAHO POTATO HEADS: For those of us without cable television, NBC aired Queer Eye for the Straight Guy last week. Viewers were treated to the makeover of a mountain man by five gay men with varying talents. But if you were truly a mountain man from Idaho, you would not have seen the tips from the “Fab 5” because the Boise, Idaho NBC affiliate, KTVB, decided not to air the program. KTVB station manager Doug Armstrong told the Idaho Statesman that the decision to pull Queer Eye was based on the fact that the NBC station in Pocatello, Idaho, was going to air the program. KTVB aired an encore presentation of Donny Osmond hosting the game show, Pyramid. At least two other NBC affiliates nixed the airing as well. —