Dr. Laura Loses More
It looks like AT&T and American Express won’t place ads on this fall’s “Dr. Laura” TV show. The decision follows Proctor & Gamble’s recent announcement that it was backing out of plans to advertise on the upcoming show of controversial radio show host Laura Schlessinger. The Hollywood Reporter says that Dr. Laura’s on-air declaration that gays are “biological errors” is the reason the corporations are staying away. Spokespeople for AT&T and Amex declined comment on their advertising purchases. Last week, United Airlines said it was yanking ads for Dr. Laura’s radio show from its in-flight magazine. Today, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which has vowed to shut down the TV show before it airs, kicks off a $200,000 print ad campaign to urge advertisers not to support the show.