Sinclair Will Air “The Fallen”

Lisa de Moraes reports today that Nightline’s decision to air “The Fallen” on Memorial Day evidently meets with the approval of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation’s largest owners of television stations.

Sinclair blocked last year’s pre-Memorial Day airing, calling the reading of the war dead’s names an “action [that] appears to be motivated by a political agenda designed to undermine the efforts of the United States in Iraq.”

Moraes writes: “This year, a source within the Sinclair organization, who insisted on anonymity, told The Post’s John Maynard that the stations have been told by the parent company that they may run ‘The Fallen’ ‘because the reading of the names coincides with Memorial Day.'”