"President Obama has been left on the cutting room floor of CBS’ new summer series ‘Under the Dome,’ reports our good friend Joe Flint at the Los Angeles Times blog Company Town.
The article continues, "An audio clip of the president that was in the first hour of the series that CBS sent to critics earlier this month will be cut from the episode that will ultimately air, a CBS spokesman said."
The story explains, "In the scene, which comes at the end of the first hour, Obama is heard amid a slew of fake reports talking about what is going in the town. The audio of the president is actually from his remarks following Hurricane Sandy when he said the nation feels ‘profoundly for all the families whose lives have been upended. The most important message I have for them is that America is with you. We are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can…’
"Although the standards and practices department at CBS had approved the use, a decision was made to cut it anyway on Thursday. While use of audio from actual news events for a fictional TV show is not unusual, the network and producer Amblin Television decided that having these remarks from a real tragedy inserted in an entertainment show was inappropriate."
"Under the Dome" is based on a book by Stephen King.The series is schedule to debut on Monday, June 24, 2013.