NBC TO CENSOR MADONNA
On the day when ratings-challenged NBC is making headlines with their plans to cut 700 jobs to salvage their operation, the network has also made a decision regarding their planned November 22 two-hour broadcast of Madonna's concert special "Confessions" from her best-selling 2006 tour.
The source at NBC has confirmed that the portion of the "Live to Tell" song in which Madonna sings suspended from a giant cross will not air as part of the special. Instead, cameras will cut to other images while Madonna is on the cross.
The special was filmed during the singer's performance at Wembley Stadium in London. Madonna, who is the executive producer of the special initially insisted that the footage be included. Following pressure from religious groups, NBC made a decision to censor the program.
Last season, the network was heavily criticized by religious groups for broadcasting religious drama "The Book of Daniel" as they deemed the series blasphemous. Following pressure the groups made on advertisers to pull their ads from the program, the network made a decision to cancel the drama.