A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc Discusses Canned KKK Series, Says Scientology Is Harassing Her Over Leah Remini Show - 2017-01-17
A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc has not been shying away from hot-button issues of late. The exec recently launched, to much success, a Scientology exposé starring former church member Leah Remini and, to less success, attempted to put a documentary series about the KKK on the air.
Dubuc, appearing at the Miami conference for National Association of Television Program Executives, broached both subjects during her Tuesday keynote — and shared an interesting fact about Scientology's campaign against the show.
"My personal Facebook is all anti-Leah," she said, adding that the church must be buying negative social media about the project. "My friends think it's wild."
Scientology and the Aftermath has been a success for A+E. The doc series brought the network its best premiere ratings in years, has inspired a rabid community on social media and, perhaps best for the flagship network in Dubuc's portfolio, has given it some critical cachet.