After NBC scheduled President Trump’s town hall at the same time ABC scheduled Joe Biden’s, more than one hundred actors, producers, and writers at the network have been urging the company to reconsider its decision.
In an open letter signed by such big-name talents as Aaron Sorkin, Ava DuVernay, Amy Schumer, and Aubrey Plaza, the group claims that NBC’s decision puts the “political health of our democracy” at stake by forcing viewers to choose between President Trump and Joe Biden.
“We are a group of writers, actors, directors, and producers. Many of us have been lucky enough to work for NBCUniversal at some point in our careers,” the letter begins. “Some of us are currently employed at your studio. We have always thought of NBC Universal as both a terrific creative home and a brand that stands for the best in entertainment and broadcast journalism.”
“This is why we have been devastated to learn that you have chosen to