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Writers Guild Strike Forces Reruns for Late Night TV

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Writers Guild Strike Forces Reruns for Late Night TV

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Writers Guild Strike Forces Reruns for Late Night TV

Writers Guild Strike Forces Reruns for Late Night TV

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Members of the Writers Guild of America, some 12,000 writers for television and movies, are on strike. Nightly comedy shows such as the Daily Show were the first affected. At issue is how income from new media platforms will be divided. November is sweeps month, when networks measure viewers to set advertising rates. The strike however is expected to go on for a long time.

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