"Fox Movie Channel will discontinue the broadcast of the Charlie Chan
Originally restored to meet the requests of mystery fans and film
preservation buffs, Fox Movie Channel scheduled these films in a
showcase intended to illustrate the positive aspects of these movies
such as the complex story lines/ characters and Charlie Chan's great
intellect. Additionally, numerous subscribers to Fox Movie Channel, as
well as film historians, have long requested that Fox Movie Channel
broadcast these films.
However, Fox Movie Channel has been made aware that the Charlie Chan
films may contain situations or depictions that are sensitive to some
viewers. Fox Movie Channel realizes that these historic films were
produced at a time where racial sensitivities were not as they are
today. As a result of the public response to the airing of these
films, Fox Movie Channel will remove them from the schedule.
In the hope that this action will evoke discussion about the progress
made in our modern, multicultural society, we invite you to please
click CONTACT US to send us your thoughts on the matter. "
Apparently this policy includes the Mr. Moto and Will Rogers films,
too...since those have also been dropped from the schedule.
Since they have invited comment, here is the URL of the "Contact Us"
page for Fox Movie Channel:
-- Jessica Rosner Kino International 333 W 39th St. 503 NY NY 10018 firstname.lastname@example.org
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