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Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

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Mark W Rummel
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Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

Post by Mark W Rummel » Tue May 19, 2020 10:22 pm

Tonight, Tuesday, May 19, WNEM TV-5 carried the streaming CBSN "Free - Live - 24/7" service at 6:30 pm instead of the scheduled Norah O'Donnell's CBS Evening News. Isn't anybody in the control room or front office paying attention? I thought they had to drop in local commercials in several of the breaks? I have no idea how no one in charge saw this mistake, unless no one is in charge.



EdWalker
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Re: Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

Post by EdWalker » Tue May 19, 2020 10:57 pm

It was a CBS issue, not a WNEM issue. It affected all CBS stations in the Eastern Time Zone it appears:

https://deadline.com/2020/05/cbs-evenin ... 202938959/



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Re: Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

Post by Bdl » Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 am

Notice the first thought was to blame the station and their ineptitude.



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Re: Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

Post by rugratsonline » Thu May 21, 2020 6:08 pm

Bdl wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 am
Notice the first thought was to blame the station and their ineptitude.
Not everyone "likes" CBS News on Facebook, so sometimes they end up being one of the last to know.



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Re: Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

Post by DAC » Fri May 22, 2020 2:25 am

rugratsonline wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Bdl wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 am
Notice the first thought was to blame the station and their ineptitude.
Not everyone "likes" CBS News on Facebook, so sometimes they end up being one of the last to know.
5 deserves the first blame for people not in the know, due to their record. I think it's impressive that they showed appropriate programming from CBS rather than airing a 30 minute commercial for "My Pillow."



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Re: Channel 5 didn't carry CBS Evening News?

Post by sinklair » Fri May 22, 2020 8:25 am

Not sure who has more technical problems these days: WNEM or it’s parent network, CBS. CBS can’t even do a weekend newscast so it’s farming it out to local affiliates. Uncle Walter must be turning over in his grave.



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