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TV guide (was VT Markets...)
Garrett brought up an interesting point in reference to TV guide and the
listings when he wrote:
<<TV Hebdo is what /TV Guide/ would be if its editors and publishers believed
anyone actually read the listings any more.>>
i, for one, rely on the listings, especially to set up any prime time taping.
(such is the life of an overnight radio person... tape prime time, listen to
the NBC shows (at 87.9 FM in Maine for WCSH) for the first hour of the
commute and then watch the taped programs in the morning after getting the
last of the children off to school.)
there's nothin' worse than anticipating a show which, according to the
latest, current issue of "The Guide", was going to be on at 9pm, only to find
out that the show listed is not what aired.
In particular, TV Guide, at least in our Maine edition, has been really
off lately when it comes to letting parents of pre-teens know when "Sabrina"
(no longer on ABC but now on WB: cleared "whenever" on the local UPN
affiliate) is actually going to be on. fortunately, the station's website
has accurate listings.
another error happened just this evening as the 7pm listing for the Disney
Channel was "Johnny Tsunami" and yet, on the mouse trap, it was not the story
of the little surfer boy... (i have no idea what movie was on...)
the other thing i found unsettling about this week's edition was that
there were absolutely no listings for the Red Sox in the League Championship
Series. and once again, the stations insisted on carrying the debate last
evening instead of the Red Sox. (denial mode off)
- -Chuck Igo