Sep 29, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Regarding “The Reality of Honoring Reality” (TelevisionWeek, Sept. 15), about ABC’s proposed award show: I have to comment on a quote attributed to Bertram van Munster, creator and executive producer of “The Amazing Race.”
“Hopefully, something like this has legs, because reality has done a lot for television. It has, in many ways, changed television as we know it.”
And that would be a good thing, Bert?
John Jacobs
The AdWorks
Stock Decline Misstated
I was very disappointed in the editorial fact-checking shown in “Deals in Limbo as Rules Debated” (TelevisionWeek, Sept. 15). The article reported “Young Broadcasting (whose stock lost nearly $14 a share during the week in which the court stay was announced).” The court issued its ruling Sept. 3. YBI’s stock closed at $24.32 the Friday before Labor Day, Aug. 29, and at $21.03 on the Friday, Sept. 5, after the order. This represents a $3.29 decline, not “$14 a share.” Perhaps the article meant to say it was a 14 percent decline-a true statement-but it didn’t.
James Morgan
Executive VP, Young Broadcasting