Kevin Miller Show 11/14/19
Kevin Miller begins the program by looking at the first day of the one sided impeachment inquiry hearings going on in Washington DC. Kevin Miller takes calls from listeners responding to Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan calling out the accusations against President Donald Trump. Kevin Miller shares some new information on Disney +. To other media giants, Disney must be like the spoiled kid at school who was selected at every tryout, got all A's without trying and won over countless friends with a plastic personality. Case-in-point: The Mickey Mouse company's new streaming service Disney-Plus, which debuted on Tuesday, has already picked up more than 10 million subscribers. In fact, there were so many people trying to sign on to the new smorgasbord of Disney entertainment that the platform crashed early in the day. Naturally, the bigwigs at Disney say while 10 million is nice, they expect to have a whole lot more subscribers. They're projecting between 60 million and 90 million by 2025. Kevin Miller asks the folks: Are you one of the 10 million? Is Disney-Plus worth $6.99 a month? Speaking of Disney +, the service is getting politically correct when it comes to some titles. A few of the classic animated features that appear on the new Disney-Plus streaming service have been slightly altered since they were shown in theaters. They now come with a warning that lets viewers know they could be in for an offensive ride. Movies like "Dumbo," "The Jungle Book" and "Lady and the Tramp" carry the following warning: "This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions." Among those "outdated cultural depictions" are the offensive African-American black crows from 1941's "Dumbo" and the Asian-stereotyping song "We Are Siamese" from 1955's "Lady and the Tramp." The new streaming service debuted Tuesday, picking up more than 10 million subscribers right out of the gate. Kevin Miller takes calls on the following questions: Should Disney have edited out the offensive scenes? Are people over-sensitive when it comes to material from a different time in history?