Coincidence? Right after Columbine, the WB cancelled their episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer because of parallels in the high school violence theme. Now, shortly after the explosion at a Michigan senior citizen's home, NBC shows an episode of ER which features a fire at a nursing home.
Now the question is, did NBC decide to be tasteless because it's sweeps week, or is it merely our culture's usual indifference to the elderly?
Either way, a surprising lapse considering how responsive the networks try to appear to public sensibilities. Or does this not count because it's senior citizens instead of teens?