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JUNE 17, 1999  2:01 PM
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"Is Economic 'Progress' Killing The Planet?" - The Big Question Hits the Airwaves During the G8 Summit on CNN Headline News
 
VANCOUVER, 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:

Friday June 18, 11:12 PM EST
Sunday June 20, 11:18 PM EST

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