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Re: It was a no-brainer for NBC, actually

I noticed when Channel 7 (WHDH-TV) broke in and covered the certification
that they were picking up an MSNBC feed (the "bug" in the lower left corner
of the screen gave it away).  I called a friend down at NBC in NY and he
said they wanted to go with it but that Brokaw had left for supper after the
6:30 NBC Nightly News feed and they couldn't find any AFTRA talent in the
building to handle the bulletin and explain what was happening -- (why does
this remind me of CBS and Princess Di?)


----- Original Message -----
From: <Dib9@aol.com>
To: <beckwith@ime.net>; <bri@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 9:55 PM
Subject: Re: It was a no-brainer for NBC, actually

> In a message dated 11/26/00 9:48:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> beckwith@ime.net writes:
> << Surely you meant ABC???>>
> Yes, I did.
> << Anyway, I can't blame NBC for not airing the ceremony.  Not only did
> pay a mint for airing Titanic during a sweeps period, the event was purely
> symbolic. >>
> That's bogus thinking.  My guess is they paid more for the baseball
> which they pre-empted for a made for TV "debate."
> I'm not suggesting that they pre-empt the movie for hours of talking
> They should have cut away for 5 to 10 minutes at 7:30 PM and for 5 to 10
> minutes at 9:30 PM and then rejoined the movie from where they left off.
> People could see the movie in it's entirety and the only problem is that
> 11 PM news would be delayed by 15 to 20 minutes,
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine