NBC is not backing down.
After more than 100 writers, actors, directors and producers including Ava DuVernay, J.J. Abrams and Aaron Sorkin spoke out in a letter against the network’s plan to air a town hall with President Donald Trump on Thursday (October 15) at 8 PM, directly opposite the Joe Biden town hall on ABC, the network revealed they are sticking with the time slot.
NBCUniversal News Group chairman Cesar Conde said that the decision to air Trump’s town hall at the same time as Vice President Biden’s was not a decision motivated by business.
“We share in the frustration that our event will initially air alongside the first half of ABC’s broadcast with Vice President Biden. Our decision is motivated only by fairness, not business considerations. We aired a town hall with Vice President Biden on October 5 at 8pm. If we were to move our town hall with President Trump to a later timeslot we would be violating our commitment to offer both campaigns access to the same audience and the same forum. We hope voters will watch both discussions — ours will be available at any time, free and on-demand on YouTube, Peacock and all our digital news platforms,” he said in a statement, via Variety.
It was recently revealed another member of Trump‘s family tested positive for coronavirus.
Click inside to read the full letter…