EchoStar to Run ‘Fahrenheit’ and ‘Stolen Honor’ for One Night

Nov 1, 2004  •  Post A Comment

EchoStar Communications will offer subscribers the chance Monday night to view two controversial films critical of the presidential candidates on a pay-per-view basis.

The satellite operator, which boasts 10 million subscribers, said it will make available for one night only the films “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal,” films that are critical of President George W. Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, respectively.

EchoStar said that subscribers to the company’s DISH Network service will be able to view either movie at a cost of $9.95 starting tonight at 8 p.m. East Coast and 8 p.m. West Coast times.

“Fahrenheit 9/11,” produced by filmmaker Michael Moore, has generated more than $119 million at the box office, a record for a documentary.

“Stolen Honor” was produced by Vietnam veteran Carlton Sherwood, and last month was at the center of a controversy involving station group Sinclair Broadcast Group following reports the station group was going to run the documentary on its stations in battleground states. In the end, Sinclair ran only excerpts of the film as part of a broader package on allegations centering on Mr. Kerry’s antiwar activities following his service in Vietnam.