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Considering last night's debacle in Florida..............................................................

don't you think that after all the dust gets settled and either Bush or Gore
gets into office, that the networks will change in 2004 how they report the
election on election night? Granted what happened in Florida looks like it
was enough of a mess, but for them to announce that Gore won Florida only
for it to get retracted and then for them to announce Bush had won and then
they found the irregularities and then George W. didn't win, the press could
have really ruined the whole election. Since this is the first time in years
that the west coast vote has meant something ( because in years past, the
electoral college was already decided before the west coast polls even
closed ), don't have Tom, Dan, Peter and the rest of the networks not come
on until 11:00 EST at the earliest. That way everybody's vote does count and
more importantly for the network, they don't lose all the advertising that
they are losing from not being able to air their regular prime time lineup,
especially since it's sweeps month???
Just a thought


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Nelson...WMWM" <bobonradio@yahoo.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 3:21 AM
Subject: marathon election coverage

> Some races and ballot questions were settled early but
> the presidential election didn't really get called
> until nearly 2:30 am. Many people went to bed without
> knowing who had won, but for those who stayed up
> (some, like me, work a late shift) there was
> continuing coverage on radio and broadcast and cable
> TV.
> As I type this the concession and victory speeches
> have yet to be made, and Mo Lauzier is about to start
> his ninth consecutive hour (since 7 pm Tue) on
> WRKO. The likes of Brokaw, Rather, Shaw, and others
> also have done marathon campaign coverage tonight.
> No matter whether you liked the outcome or not,
> you have to admit that this night was a loooooong
> one and the outcome was still in doubt into the
> wee hours.
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