Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on June 2, 2008
I personally couldn’t give a rat’s about who wins season seven of American Idol – saccharine covers of Celine Dion’s greatest hits equal ear murder, not must-watch-telly in my household. But I’m definitely in the minority. More people tune into this ratings monolith than voted in the last Presidential election. Let’s hope this time round, people are just as inspired about Barack (or Hilary) and John as they are David, David, Jason and Syesha.
But I digress. With the Idol finales around the corner, Fox Broadcasting Corp has made an interesting announcement. They’re going green. And not just in the money variety. The Murdoch-owned network is choosing renewable energy to power the two-night American Idol finale at L.A.’s Nokia theatre. Renewable power, including solar, wind and hydropower, will be provided by LA DWP’s “Green Power for a Green L.A. Program” to keep the carbon count down.
Additionally, Fox will install a solar panel system (courtesy of E-Village) in the media arrivals area, which will later be donated to a Californian school. This is all part of Fox’s “ongoing effort to reduce its impact on the world’s climate and become carbon-neutral by 2010”.
I’m curious. Was a memo sent around to all the Fox networks, demanding they toe the new line? Or will Fox news anchor Sean Hannity accuse his employer of also being a ”global warming alarmist”?
(via KPTH Fox 44)