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  1. So, on ESPN+ there could be up to 3 streams of a game if it's a CBC/Sportsnet game.
  2. The Clemson-ND game gave me a taste of that XFL game in 01 (cant remember the teams, just remember how it delayed SNL). Lorne is going have to get used to it with CFB.
  3. i think that KTVU and KMSP should had been able to override the network and put the game back on. Or why not put it on FS1 (with the FS1 game going to FS2.)
  4. WYFF in Greeneville used to have Sally Jesse too but WLOS outbid them in 1987 or 88. Phil Donahue was on 4 before Sale Of The Century until WLOS outbid WYFF for Phil in 88, they ended up airing St. Elsewhere reruns before SOTC. 4 also aired Tic Tac Dough with Patrick Wayne in that timeslot in 1990 too.
  5. I think Days is the last relic of the era when NBC had Sale of the Century, Another World, Santa Barbara, Scrabble and Daytime Wheel of Fortune.
  6. Interesting, given that my ABC station WLOS will have double doses of Jeopardy on some nights the only difference will be the host....Kind of like when Price is Right had Bob Barker hosting the morning version, but Tom Kennedy hosted the evening version, but both were on the same station WSPA in Spartanburg which was a CBS station.
  7. On the other end of the spectrum, here is Downs in his most famous role, besides being host of Today in the 60s, he was the host of a game show that was later on brought back, but with Alex Trebek of Jeopardy as host in the 80s. Notice the cheesy sounding organ music too. As far as i know, he was the only Today host or panelist to have game show hosting duties.
  8. the eagles game is on Fox not NBC.
  9. I'll admit-WYFF has done pretty well with Ellen DeGeneres- she's the longest running show on 4 to air at 3pm since Santa Barbara ended in 93. WSPA has had Wendy Williams for a while at 3- and she does better than Guiding Light.
  10. When Today had their 30th anniversary show in 82, they had to make changes because of a plane crash. Sometimes the show has to be "thrown out". They didn't throw that show out, but they had Garroway there, so i wonder if they would have done that if it was something like the President being assassinated or something like that.
  11. I meant to say 3B. 8G was where Bob Costas or Marv Albert did the NFL or MLB pregame in the 80s. That was Letterman's studio too back then correct?
  12. Today was at 3G until 1994. That's where Palmer would have been usually if the main crew was overseas back then. I don't remember but when the newsreader start going on the road with the main cast?
  13. That's why the network has someone on duty: John Palmer was always in 1A when Bryant and Jane were overseas. When Tom and Jane read the news as well as co-hosted, i'd guess they would handle the interrupt, Frank McGee might have done it back in the day,but i doubt Hugh Downs did(although he'd do a pretty good job, he'd rather let Frank Blair do it.)
  14. I wonder back in the day, if the cast was on the road, who would handle the interrupt if there was a major breaking news event, that required an immediate interrupt?
  15. I might add... Neither Bryant, nor Jane, nor Deborah or Katie EVER let any of that silly/stupid stuff happen when they were hosting. when she filled in once for Bryant, Faith Daniels(the newsreader) had that same attitude as Bryant or Deborah or Katie: she never let any of that stupid stuff get in the way of the interviews or reporting the news. In fact i think Arthur Kent was co-hosting that week, he had that kind of attitude too. Hugh Downs or Frank McGee, back in the day had that same kind of attitude towards the show. On GMA, David Hartman was doing the same thing and he didn't tolerate it either! I wish that ABC would tell them not to do that on GMA.
  16. As far as fill ins, i've seen Dick Enberg do it in the early 90s when he was the No. 1 football announcer at NBC. I remember how he(Enberg) looked out of place sitting next to Deborah Norville, maybe because Deborah had more experience at doing a morning show than he did(It didn't help that she did more of the heavyweight interviews that week: it was common for either her or Jane or Katie to do that when Bryant was off.) Costas did Today a few times too, once with Jane and another time with Katie. Arthur Kent did it once when both Bryant and Katie were off, with Faith Daniels who was the newsreader at the time. Kent looked out of place on a morning show too.
  17. Perosnaly, i'd like to see George do both GMA and WNT. He seems better suited to do both, unlike David.
  18. I've always wondered around the time that Deborah Norville was on Today, that Bryant Gumbel, her co-host , was also anchoring NBC's golf coverage(and i think that was what he was doing in addition to his duites as Today co-host) Did NBC ever consider getting rid of him and putting him on golf(instead of bringing in Charlie Jones on golf) and having Norville as lead anchor? that would have hurt them in the long run.
  19. i guess she is the one "standing by for bulletin duty" in case something really big happens like one of the candidates getting shot or a major attack takes place on US soil. She would be the best person to do that, although they would fly Lester in to help out.
  20. Yeah you would want your top hitter, in ABC's case David to anchor. Did he do any special reports today?
  21. has ABC always done a 6pm feed of WNT on Saturdays? the reason i ask is when i had a dish id see two feeds of WNT after Wide World Of Sports on Saturdays in the late 80s/early 90s one for some stations then a second feed for others
  22. the interesting thing about 9/11 was that Charles Gibson said that at one point they were asking him to stand by to replace Peter Jennings because it was going to be a long day and night. Turned out to be correct but Peter just kept going until Elizabeth Vargas came in around midnight
  23. I could say that Tom would still be needed on duty(even though ABC has college football) so that he can anchor the west coast broadcast tomorrow(it could be someone else though)
  24. makes me wonder if Tom is the main backup since he has anchored twice this week. Although I guess David needs some time off.
  25. my folks are old enough to remember David Hartman but your right, Robin and George are as good as David was
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