Arsenio Calls ‘Em Out! (And He Should Have!) LOL! (And Why Was The First “Arsenio” Cancelled?)

NOTE: It’s a common urban legend that Arsenio got thrown off the air for having Minister Farrakhan on the first incarceration of his show. I know a different version that I remember reading (but not where): In the version I remember, Arsenio’s popularity came from CBS affiliates using him instead of Pat Sajak. When David Letterman signed his now-famous deal, the affiliates let Arsenio know he was going to be kicked off soon. So Arsenio’s show was, in effect, cancelled a year in advance. That gave him the freedom to put Farrakhan on. This article says kinda what I remember reading.

And here’s something not-completely-unrelated to remember, as Arsenio fights the second time around ( 🙂 ).

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One response to “Arsenio Calls ‘Em Out! (And He Should Have!) LOL! (And Why Was The First “Arsenio” Cancelled?)

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