MTV, BET, Comedy Central to suspend programming during gun violence walkout

MTV, BET, Comedy Central to suspend programming during gun violence walkout
MTV, BET, Comedy Central to suspend programming during gun violence walkout

Stopping programming for 17 minutes in mid-morning may not be a huge sacrifice, but at least it shows that people are paying attention to the issue. That's a good start.

Look at this, adults adulting!

Never expected that from the Boomers in charge

It's pretty huge that a company like Viacom is even taking a stand at all.

Watching MSNBC right now and tearing up. These kids are fucking awesome.

Looking at my guide right now, I see the following stations (May not be all inclusive?) listing "National Student Walkout" from 10:00am to 10:17am:

Paramount Comedy Central BET MTV Live CMT MTV VH1

The article mentioned Nickelodeon but on my guide it lists regular programming.

Ya, some things are more important than money. Oh say like, our children's lives!

Baby steps. It’s called adulting for a reason!

Your move pornhub

Actually, Gen X members are running the show now in entertainment. The Boomers that were left were mostly forced out do to the #metoo movement.

You're right that this isn't enough, but I'm not gonna attack Viacom for at least doing something when they could have just as easily done nothing and nobody would hold it against them.

Hey, I'll take wins where I can. I also think that this is a good indicator that things are trending in the right direction.

Viacom’s networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Comedy Central, will be suspending regular programming for 17 minutes in honor of the number of people killed during the February mass shooting at a Florida high school.

The media giant also said students will take over MTV’s social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook, during the walkout.

Way too many people

Although I agree about Gen X being in charge now. Your #metoo statement is pretty baseless

Do you expect them to pass bills?

They are doing more than anyone here that is complaining about them.

Well clearly - MTV, BET, and CC just proved you the fuck wrong.

They really are.

Add TV Land to the list.

Edit: Nickelodeon as well. Not listed in the guide, but they're pausing programming. All of Viacom's networks.

Well Viacom owns all of these networks...

Viacom is down to only 4 boomers in senior leadership.

No you didn't. Go home.

How do you make money being anti gun?

I understand getting some press but that isn't dollars in your pocket like the ad money they are going to have to refund during that time.

Slightly off topic, but CNN just interviewed an 18 year old who organized a walkout in his school, and he passionately said he was going to vote. Be scared GOP, we're coming for you

There is a message on Comedy Central right now that reads the following:

"Viacom stands with all students as they participate in the national school walkout against gun violence."

It's white lettering against a black screen and there is a list of Viacom stations across the bottom. I don't have my phone, so no picture available.

Right now I'm looking at a black screen with white type that says:

"Viacom stands with all students as they participate in the national school walkout against gun violence."

The logos beneath are Viacom, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Legs, MTV, nickelodeon, nick jr., Paramont, TVLand and VH1.

Good.