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BURNING QUESTION

Q Survivor's visit-from-the-loved-ones episode Nov. 25 cut away from Ami's and Scout's reunions with their same-sex partners. Why no kisses?

A ''I'd be an idiot not to notice both the way the country voted and the backlash from the FCC that came off of Janet Jackson's [Super Bowl debacle],'' admits exec producer Mark Burnett, who says CBS wasn't involved. ''I wanted to protect my franchise and didn't think it was right to show both lesbian kisses at 8 o'clock. I can't be any more honest than that, can I?'' Nope.

Originally posted Dec 01, 1979 Published in issue #796 Dec 10, 2004 Order article reprints