Farrah Fawcett's passing has ABC and NBC reeling
The vultures are out.
NBC and ABC are racing to get Farrah Fawcett tribute specials on the air tonight in the wake of the actress' death this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. NBC at least has a track record in milking Fawcett's illness for ratings. ABC jumped in today without even waiting for confirmation of her passing before announcing the special edition of "20/20" called "Her Life, Her Loves, Her Legacy," according to the New York Times.
If NBC and ABC are looking for someone to discuss Fawcett's career, might we suggest super-vulture Michael Levine, a particularly opportunistic publicist who sent an e-mail out to reporters saying Fawcett's death "feels like a death of our own youth and innocence and it hurts." Oh, and he adds that if you want to discuss that more fully, give him a call.
-- Joe Flint