Pasadena, CA – Something happened in the opening moments of The CW’s day at the Winter 2017 Television Critics Association tour that I can’t recall happening at any tour during my 25 years on this beat. When CW President Mark Pedowitz (pictured above) took the stage to take questions from the press, one critic thanked him for agreeing to an “executive session” – at which point dozens of TCA members began applauding. You may recall the dust-up last month when the top executives at the Big Four broadcast networks decided to not appear on stage and take questions during their TCA days. (After the brouhaha there was a change of heart at Fox.) At no time, however, had Pedowitz said he would not do so – and the press appreciated it.
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