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Re: WHDH drops playoffs

In a message dated 9/26/2000 10:10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
tklaundry@juno.com writes:

<< The Boston Herald reports WHDH will pre-empt the first round of the AL
 playoffs in favor of carrying the presidential debate Oct 3.  No word on
 whether NBC will put the playoffs on channel 68 in Boston or not. >>

Makes sense seeing the debate's in Boston and the Sox are eliminated from the 
playoffs. I would imagine NBC would probably put the game on Channel 68; 
especially with its satellite stations, it would equal and/or surpass Channel 
7's signal.

A few years ago, Channel 5 had to pre-empt a regular-season Sox game for one 
reason or another (when "The Baseball Network" was airing regional Saturday 
night contests through ABC) and Channel 68 picked it up. If anyone remembers, 
there was a controversy of sorts, since Channel 38 was squaking about how it 
should have aired the game, since it was still holding Sox rights at the time.