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It was a no-brainer for NBC, actually
NBC decided not to cut away from their showing of Titanic to show the
election certification live. CBS, ABC and Fox did show the ceremony live.
It seems to me that NBC could have cut away for live coverage and easily
rejoined the movie where they left off.
-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
NBC has one of the most popular movies in easily the last 25 years making
it's network debut tonight and that in and of itself is why I'm surprised
that anybody would doubt their decision not to interrupt the movie. I mean
this isn't some rerun of Mad About You that were talking about here.
Granted, this is an important matter but if people want to see the results
that bad, isn't that what MSNBC was made for? Even though this was exciting
on election night, this whole thing has gotten ugly by even Washington's
standards and no matter what the final outcome is, this may have made
whoever gets to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. a lame duck before he gets
sworn in. Now, MSNBC is saying that good ole George W. plans to speak to
the nation at 9:30 tonight. For this NBC probably won't have much of a
choice BUT to interrupt the movie. To think that NBC's out of luck, there
is only one conclusion that will be true at the end of the night and that is
the ship still sank
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