The producer of CBS' miniseries "Hitler: The Rise of Evil" has been fired for statements he made regarding the project and President Bush.
Ed Gernon, an executive vice president at Alliance Atlantis, which is behind the production scheduled for next month, was abruptly let go after more than a decade with the company.
CBS officials were said to be upset that Gernon appeared to equate Hitler with Bush by drawing parallels between Germany in the 1930s and contemporary America.
"It basically boils down to an entire nation gripped by fear, who ultimately chose to give up their civil rights and plunged the whole world into war. I can't think of a better time to examine this history than now," he was quoted as saying in this week's TV Guide.