Talk:1988 Writers Guild of America strike

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Correct End Date?[edit]

The article lists both August 7 and August 8 as the end of the strike. Which is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.117.217.186 (talk) 06:04, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Letterman came back?[edit]

I don't know if Letterman crossed picket lines or not but source number 5 refers to the 2007 strike. This should be checked up on.

Needs direct results[edit]

So far it's only listing indirect results. It's missing weather or not there was a signed contract that ended the strike, and if there was then also how the terms of the contract compared to what both the union & management had last offered before the strike. Jon 21:49, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

10% Loss in Viewership[edit]

I think the 10% bit should be cut out. The reference is specious, and made only as an aside in a larger article. SiberioS 01:04, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

I'd disagree. I think it is important to at least mention the effects of the strike on the industry.--Levelroom 09:03, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
I took that part out as it is specious. The second link to tvbythenumbers.com shows a graph detailing network viewership trends, but on that same page there is a link to this graph http://tvbythenumbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/broadcastnetworksharebyseason0828.jpg which shows an overall loss of primetime share by the networks that precedes the strike. There is no appreciable long-term effect demonstrably linked to the strike. The overall loss of primetime viewers by the networks is a direct result of more and more tv households having access to cable television, which aired more narrowly focused or themed programming, and original programming the networks (ostensibly) cannot air. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.120.149.53 (talk) 02:38, 16 November 2007 (UTC)


Removed from Article[edit]

I just removed the following from the entry:

In a writer's strike-shortened second season, the producers needed one more episode so they quickly drafted and filmed a story that would allow for Riker to simply "remember" past events. As the only clip show in the series (or any Star Trek series, unless one counts "The Menagerie") it is typically ill-regarded by fans, even considered by many to be the worst episode in the series' seven-year run.[1]

It's just a bunch of trivia about Star Trek: The Next Generation and isn't germane to this discussion at all. I left the sentence noting the fact that there was a clip show, but the plot and critical reaction are a bit much. -- Where Anne hath a will, Anne Hathaway. (talk) 20:42, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

How did it end/resolve?[edit]

The article doesn't seem to mention how it ended, did the writers get what they want, was it a compromise, etc etc... This would be quite interesting to look at, now we have the 2007 strike. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.157.229.156 (talk) 21:39, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. This article is incomplete without details on how it was resolved and what compromises (if any) were made and by whom. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.229.186.178 (talk) 00:40, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Reality television[edit]

The article says, "The strike did not, as some later claimed, lead to the advent of reality television, though it was responsible for the launch of the long-running series Cops on the Fox television network."

But the launch of Cops was the advent of reality television. Leonard of Vince (talk) 05:50, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 07:41, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

  1. ^ geos.tv