• Viacom channels go dark to support walkout

    2 days ago - By Boston Herald

    Media giant Viacom Inc. joined in solidarity with students across the nation taking part in school walkouts to demand action on gun violence by suspending regular programming on its networks and platforms for 17 minutes yesterday. The owner of MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, TV Land and CMT had its networks and other properties go dark from 10 a.m. to 10:17 a.m., one minute for each of the 17 students and teachers killed by a gunman last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
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