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General Motors drops Ken Burns

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 10th 2009 11:30AM

General Motors has made a lot of dumb decisions in their day, and three-quarters of them are still being sold to gullible car-buyers across the globe.

However, one of their biggest, boneheaded moves doesn't involve a car at all. The soon-to-be-former car manufacturing giant has announced that it's ending its 22-year run as primary sponsor for PBS filmmaker Ken Burns, and it just might end Burns' career in television as we know it.

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GM will edit robot suicide commercial

by Brad Linder, posted Feb 11th 2007 11:55AM
GM robot commercialGM has agreed to edit a commercial that premiered during the Super Bowl which shows a despondent assembly-line robot contemplating suicide. Earlier this week, GM had said it would not remove the ad, despite complaints from a national suicide prevention group.

The commercial features a robot that drops a screw. Because of GM's high quality controls, it's forced to leave the plant, take up several other part time jobs, and finally it jumps off a bridge, only to wake up in the plant and reveal that the whole thing was a dream sequence.

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GM drops sponsorship of Survivor

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 31st 2006 10:19AM
survivorGeneral Motors swears it's just a case of bad timing. The automaker has severed its ties with CBS' Survivor, and the announcement comes on the heels of the controversial news that Survivor teams will be divided by race for the first half of this season. GM says the decision to split with Survivor was made long ago because the people who participate on the show and watch the show don't drive GM vehicles. GM sponsored Survivor for six seasons.

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