In 1968, Harry Belafonte performed the calypso number "Don't Stop the Carnival" on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour before a backdrop of scenes from the tumultuous 1968 Democratic Convention. CBS got squeamish and yanked it from the broadcast, creating another infamous moment of censorship in American history.
On a related note, I suppose the dvd release of the third season of TSMCH (which was the first season to be released to dvd) did not generate very good revenue. It sure is taking a long time to get the other seasons released. (Update: I've been informed that Season Two is available. Amazon, here I come!)
I wish these media conglomerates could figure out an efficient way to get everybody the shows they want. (Update: I still wish that!)
I wonder how successful the Warner Archive experiment, featuring on-demand rips of great but lesser-known or less commercial works from the Warner library, has been. Does anyone have any sales figures or news concerning this program?