BC - "Is economic 'progress' killing the planet?" reads the question that will
be broadcast to millions of North American viewers as President Clinton and Prime
Minister Chretien head to the G8 Summit in Koln, Germany, June 18-20th. Produced
by Adbusters Media Foundation, this controversial television spot urges the public
and the media to ask world leaders some hard-hitting questions that have never
before been addressed at the Summit.
For two years running, this
spot has been rejected by the NBC and CBS networks for being "too controversial"
while ABC has required the group to begin a lengthy approval process reserved
only for advocacy ads.
The CNN Network, however,
has agreed to sell Adbusters airtime for the spot on CNN Headline News. Reaching
over 300,000 households with each showing, the 60-second commercial will air at
the following times:
18, 11:12 PM EST
Sunday June 20, 11:18 PM EST