RUSH: I want to read to you the headline for a pilot — an actual upcoming pilot — for a new CBS prime-time TV show. “White Dad Widowed After White Cop Kills His Black Husband.” You think that’s gonna clean up prime-time ratings? They do.
RUSH: Here’s CBS. They’re producing a pilot for a new prime-time TV show. You know, they run the pilot, they see how it airs, and if it goes well, then they order a series from it. In some cases, the pilot is something that will air… They buy these things in different ways. Sometimes there’s something called a straight-to-series order. So a favored producer and writer will pitch the network a concept and they’ll like it so much they’ll buy it.
They’ll schedule it in the prime time schedule. Other producers and writers don’t have the weight, so they have to cut a pilot, show that to the network. The network says, “Yeah, you know what…?” Or “That stinks. Take it away from here,” and they’re gone. I don’t know what the case is with this, but I think this is going to air. But the pilot that CBS is working on, “White Dad Widowed After White Cop Kills His Black Husband.” Somebody out there had to come up with this premise. Somebody out there had to think that this is going to knock ’em dead in America.
Somebody thinks that this is gonna kill. Somebody thinks this is gonna make big bucks. Somebody thinks this is gonna attract a huge audience. (interruption) Slower? CBS pilot: “White dad…” Okay? White father. “Widowed.” That means spouse is killed or dies. “After white cop kills” the white dad’s “black husband.” There’s your premise. They probably at CBS said, “Well, look at the junk that people are watching on Netflix! We need to get in on the junk.”
It’s probably what this… Who knows? But somebody — just like at TIME magazine once they thought when they learned that men and women are born different, “Wow, that’s worth a cover story!” Somebody at CBS thinks that this is gonna win big. “The potential hour-long drama follows the events that follow after a white Chicago police officer mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. The series would follow three different families with personal ties to the case with the aftermath of the tragic shooting being told from each perspective.”
This is sort of like a replay on that movie Crash. Have you ever seen the movie Crash? That sounds like what this is. There’s one event, and they’re not just gonna focus on… (laughing) They’re gonna focus on three different families affected. You’re not gonna be able to escape if you watch this.