Chicks, NBC at odds
By DAVID BAUDER
NEW YORK - The Dixie Chicks are again at the center of a controversy over the limits of opinionated talk.
A film company said last week that NBC wouldn't accept an advertisement for "Shut Up & Sing," a movie about the fuss created by Dixie Chick Natalie Maines' comment that she was ashamed President Bush was a fellow Texan. The network suggested the complaint may be a publicity stunt.
The movie premiered this weekend in New York and Los Angeles, and network affiliates in both those cities ran ads promoting it, according to the Weinstein Co., which is distributing the film.