Another amusing faux pas
Fri Feb 15 12:24:02 EST 2013
I can shed some light on this. Most likely neither the studio nor master control knew it was coming up. The studio was focused on getting the newscast on the air and only cares about how long a break is and how much time they have left. Master control most likely only sees the spot's code and length on a playlist and has no idea what spot it is. It's the traffic department's responsibility to double check logs for potential conflicts and problems. I'm surprised it went on at all - I would have thought Carnival would have suspended advertising until the ship was back safely. Airlines do that a matter of routine when there is a major crash.
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