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Ellie


Will&Sonny
Feb 19 2014, 01:35 PM
Graceland
Feb 19 2014, 08:01 AM
Ellie
Feb 18 2014, 09:44 PM
Guy will be doing a number of interviews on Thursday including DR.

My point was not that they are doing no mainstream interviews, though there really haven't been many lately. It was that right after they were omitted from the promo, two gay press sites (please, anyone give me a more PC term if there is one) got big exclusive interviews about the engagement. I was remarking that it seemed to me that for a 'first' like this on Daytime, NBC was playing the extremely safe route and not advertising this news in the mainstream press.
What mainstream press did Massey do?
Chandler gave a statement to Entertainment Weekly back in 2011, when they exclusively confirmed that Will was gay, but I don't think that he ever gave them a proper interview. The important thing to note, though (and what could arguably be proving Ellie's point, although I still think that it's too soon to tell), is that Entertainment Weekly got that exclusive -- not The Advocate or even Soap Opera Digest, but Entertainment Weekly.
Right, that's exactly what I'm trying to say. By mainstream press I meant non-soap and non-LBGT. Days has used TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, other NBC and network shows, and even Star in the past to promote stories. Michael Logan is certainly a friend of the show and could have easily done this, for example. Or a local LA show - I remember Deidre and Chandler went on Good Day LA together at one point. I would absolutely classify that as mainstream press.

I was just contrasting an NBC promo, which, whenever it airs, is seen by the entire network, with a niche publication for the gay community.
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