Hearst Television Complaint - Why Hearst Television banning ABC Power Rangers?

Review by Ricci 29 on 2009-12-22
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Hearst Television in New York City is banning Power Rangers Saturday Mornings on WISN Milwaukee, KMBC Kansas City, WPBF West Palm Beach, WMUR Manchester, NH, WTAE Pittsburgh, KOAT Albuquerque,
WCVB Boston, KITV Honolulu, KOCO Oklahoma City, KETV Omaha, WMTW Portland, ME, WAPT Jackson, MS, and KHBS-TV Fort Smith, Arkansas. Watching Power Rangers is not hurting nobody, Power Rangers are for kids and children. In 1983 the lions Voltron and the vehicle Voltron came out on the independent TV stations, Independent stations never banned Voltron, Voltron is the same thing as Power Rangers, Power Rangers is not hurting nobody, What's wrong with watching Power Rangers on ABC Kids?Power Rangers is attracting more kids and more viewers on ABC. Hearst Television is making a big mistake and a terrible mistake by banning Power Rangers. The TV stations ain't doing this, Hearst Television is doing this to hurt kids and children.
Comments:16 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-12-23
Posted by MRM on 2009-12-22:
I used to watch Voltron every morning as a kid.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22:
Not sure but could it be the fact that one of their PR is a convicted murderer? Read about Skylar Deleon and how he killed Tom & Jackie Hawks for their yacht.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-22:
oo voltron
i found dvds to it in the NEX out in japan

but because they were technically anime you had to be 18 to buy it

(i think it was the NEX policy and not law though)


Ohhh wow
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article556250.ece

A former child actor who appeared in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers television series is accused of murdering a couple in California by tying them to an anchor and throwing them overboard.


OMG what the hell?

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22:
Yes. I remember when this happened. They were missing and it was discovered they were killed for the yacht they were trying to sell. You can get loads of info on the site the family started.

www.tomandjackiehawks.com
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-22:
this is some pretty sick stuff

i'm not surprised the show is taken off the air.

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Mr Deleon, 26, who has a previous conviction for burglary, and his wife Jennifer Henderson Deleon, 24, are accused of posing as interested buyers for the boat.

They convinced Mr and Mrs Hawks to take it out on a test run, prosecutors say. Miles out to sea off Newport Beach, the older couple were attacked with a stun gun, handcuffed, and gagged and blindfolded with duct tape, Orange County Superior Court was told yesterday in a preliminary hearing.

They were threatened until one of the victims signed over power of attorney to their attackers. Then they were tied to the boat's 66lb (30kg) anchor and ruthlessly thrown overboard to drown, police allege.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22:
Tom & Jackie aren't this killer's only victims either.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-22:
more murders?
or are you referring to the surviving family members.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22:
More murders...try crimelibrary.com. This dude, his wife and their friends were rampaging. Skylar even had a hit on his own father.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-22:
o dang.
i found a 13-chapter story about it but i havent read the whole thing yet

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/hawkes_deleon/1_index.html


but this sounds very premeditate - murder 1 as they say

and now i'm very glad the network pulled his show
cos no one wants to watch a murderer on tv
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-12-22:
Often times, it is viewership, ratings, and/or advertising revenue, as to why a local TV station will drop a network-carried program...the station or stations in particular may make more advertising money by running an infomercial in place of the Power Rangers, for example. TV stations often did this in the pre-cable era 1960's and 1970's, mainly by substituting a movie or local programming in place of the network's shows...sometimes the network shows would be rescheduled in the wee hours of the morning or Saturday/Sunday afternoons...it's mainly because the local station would make more advertising revenue off local programming as opposed to running the network's show at its regularly scheduled time. I don't know if Hearst Television made a public announcement as to why the "Power Rangers" were dropped, or if ABC is cancelling the show itself...or if Skylar Deleon's murder charge is a factor in the decision to cancel the show on Hearst's ABC affiliates. Also, what are those stations running in place of the "Power Rangers"? Probably infomercials.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22:
The actor had a TINY part on ONE Power Ranger episode. It's unlikely they would have pulled an entire series for that reason. As for the reason? I ask myself about that every time I get attached to a show; they jack around the time slot, stick it on Friday nights, and then kill it. Networks execs have no concept of what the audience wants.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22:
Sherdy, thanks for the clarification. I do not watch the show, but am very familiar with this man due to the crime he committed. I also stated that it COULD have had something to do with it, not that it did.
Posted by Inat on 2009-12-23:
voltron rocked; power rangers are lame. Airwaves are public but the broadcaster is not so it is his right to decided what to broadcast and what not to broadvast. Viewing Power Rangers is a privilege, not a RIGHT
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-23:
Thank you Sherdy for getting the facts straight as well. I saw the crime documentary about that guy. One bit part he did but swore that he was a major star in the series.
My kids used to watch PR and quite frankly I thought that it was pretty lame. Basically a 30 minute commercial for the overpriced action figures.
Bring back the Archies and Space Ghost!
Posted by goduke on 2009-12-23:
They pulled the series because it's no longer in production. There are no more power rangers.
Posted by Ytropious on 2009-12-23:
Same thing with the show "Megan wants a millionaire", one of the contestants (after the show had wrapped filming) ended up in a murder/suicide of his girlfriend. VH1 refused to air the rest of the show. I hated the show anyway, but as soon as something big like that goes down you can kiss the show goodbye.

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