NBC Stars and Creators Revolt Against Network’s Trump Town Hall Plan


    JB Lacroix/GettyThe mess surrounding Donald Trump’s Thursday town hall on NBC just got messier. After the president’s refusal to debate Joe Biden this week, the Peacock announced it would air his town hall at the same time that Biden will take the stage on ABC. The decision has become the subject of widespread controversy, and now more than 100 celebrities—including NBC stars and creators past and present—have issued an open letter calling on the network to at least shift Trump’s time slot.Among the letter’s signatories are The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and Allison Janney; the creator and cast of This Is Us; Will & Grace creators David Cohan and Max Mutchnick and star Debra Messing; Law & Order: Special Victims star and executive producer Mariska Hargitay and former Chris Meloni, who has his own SVU spin-off series incoming; and Parks & Recreation alums Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, and Billy Eichner. The letter, which can be read in full at Deadline, addresses Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, and NBCU News Group chairman Cesar Conde, and asks that Trump’s town hall be moved to air either before or after Biden’s so that the American public can watch both. Read more at The Daily Beast.


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