NBC's decision to give Trump his own town hall brings up questionable decisions the network has made in the past, @LorraineAli writes.

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NBC has been among Trump’s greatest supporters. It provided the launchpad for his ascent into the White House by letting the failing businessman portray himself as a successful mogul in “The Apprentice.” latimes.com/entertainment-…
It also declined to release raw tapes from the show during his 2016 campaign in which it was alleged he harassed women. The same network owned “Access Hollywood,” the source of the now-infamous leaked tape.

And that's not all: latimes.com/entertainment-… Image
A lot of major figures in broadcasting like Katie Couric didn't hold back when criticizing NBC for the decision to host the town hall latimes.com/entertainment-…
CNN’s Don Lemon did not mince words while responding to NBC’s controversial decision to broadcast a town hall with Donald Trump latimes.com/entertainment-…
What happened during both of the town halls? Here's everything you need to know latimes.com/politics/story…
Here are photos from both of the town hall events, including tense images of police arresting anti-Trump protesters outside the president’s town hall latimes.com/politics/story…
Speaking of networks in the hot seat, during a recent TV appearance that has gone viral, Pete Buttegieg cause stunned silence in a Fox News studio latimes.com/entertainment-…

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