If it isn't clear television executives lack logic at times, it was in full force Thursday night.
Disney chose to advance the dumbing down of the nation by choosing a pop-music pro-am, Duets, to air Thursday instead of, as it was in the past, live coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on network television, instead pushing the Bee to pay-television (ESPN Cable Network). Now what does this say about executives who think people will care more to watch four pop stars or composers sing in pro-am contests than watching the best of the best spellers spell the toughest words in the business? A show that is legally educational is pushed to low-audience numbers of niche-based pay television instead of network television as it was in the past makes no logic.
You've downgraded academic excellence in favour of the lowest common denominator.
Shame on you, Disney.◙