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Re: Channel 5 News

On Thu, 21 May 1998, 'A. Joseph Ross' wrote:
>Now I've heard everything!  Wednesday night, Channel 5 
>anounced that there was too much news to fit into the 
>time allotted, so they had pulled all the commercials 
>and would give the 11:00 news straight through without

On Thu, 21 May 1998, 'Chris Beckwith' wrote:
>Would this announcement have anything to do with the 
>imminent departure of its chief rival's news director?  

I'd suspect it might have something to do with the fact
that Wednesday was the last night in sweeps...and their
lead-in consisted of ABC's [sub]standard roster of 
sitcoms pitted against NBC's rerun of the Seinfeld 
Finale along with the new Law & Order Finale, and CBS's 
"Cher Remembers Sonny" and 50-year retrospective. 

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

- - Henry Dane


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