NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The controversial forthcoming CBS miniseries "The Reagans" is being edited with a "machete" by network executives now that the director has bowed out.
Newsweek magazine reported Sunday that there have been so many complaints from supporters of the former president who fear gross distortions in the script that CBS might sell the show to Showtime.
Stars Judy Davos and James Brolin refuse to do any publicity interviews, the magazine said, while director Allan Ackerman is not doing any editing.
The miniseries is scheduled to begin airing Nov. 16, spawning protest Web sites that are logging tens of thousands of complaints -- even though no one has seen the production.
One scene, the magazine said, has Nancy Reagan telling her husband to fire Al Haig, then secretary of state, or otherwise he'll never win the Cold War. Reagan agrees.
The miniseries supposedly contains many scenes of the Reagans arguing, using language that has no historical basis.