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CNN Refuses to Air UN PSA on Land Mines

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CNN is refusing to broadcast a rather shocking anti-landmine PSA which you can read about and see here. No point starting a discussion if you haven’t seen it, so check it out. Here’s a direct link to the video if you’re so inclined.

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  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ

    Why do they refuse to air it? Too explicit?

  • http://jonsobel.com Jon Sobel

    Yeah. And it is – damn explicit. It’s a one-minute PSA showing a group of American girls playing soccer, being cheered on by their parents, and then being blown up by a land mine. The tag line is kind of clunky but the imagery is heartrending. I can definitely see networks refusing to air it, at least during hours when children are viewing in large numbers.

  • http://www.cbc.ca/thehour Jeremy

    The PSA aired Tuesday night on CBC Newsworld, the all news network run by Canada’s national public broadcaster. The CBC.ca servers can probably handle a great deal of traffic, so if the above URLs are down, check out the clip later today when they update the site — http://www.cbc.ca/thehour