Dispute Arises Over Three Mort Crim Programs
January 20, 2006 at 5:52 PM (PT)
Just a day after USRN announced a deal whereby they entered into a long-term marketing agreement with MORT CRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (see NET NEWS 1/19), CRIM's previous distributor, LIFESTYLE TALKRADIO NETWORK, is notifying all CRIM affilates that LIFESTYLE will continue to produce the CRIM-related "SECOND THOUGHTS," "AMERICAN SPIRIT," and "NEW YOU CARE ABOUT" features with regular CRIM fill-in host, DAVID WEISS, stepping up as full-time host/head writer.
For their part, CRIM and USRN are planning to produce three new shows to replace "SECOND THOUGHTS," "AMERICAN SPIRIT," and "NEW YOU CARE ABOUT" (the new shows will be called "MORT CRIM--ONE MOMENT PLEASE," "MORT CRIM--STORIES FROM THE USA," and "MORT CRIM--NEWS YOU’LL TALK ABOUT," respectively).
Both sides maintain that they own the rights to the three disputed shows, and both sides are vowing legal action in the wake of the dispute.