North A Casualty Of Smithsonian’s Showtime Deal?

“The Smithsonian Institution rejected a request from Oliver North to film a stand-up in front of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb. This is the latest flap in the Smithsonian’s development of programming for a cable television network. North … said in an opinion column that the museum’s action raises questions about the propriety of the contract between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian, which limits access of film crews.”