Friday, July 3, 2015

News for Friday, July 3rd, 2015 (amended)

(amendment note: the first paragraph of this report was re-edited for clarity and a correction involving an apostrophe)
  • On Thursday, July 2nd, WKRG-TV, WPMI-TV, and WALA-TV each had special programming about a live news conference with the governor of Alabama (Robert Bentley) announcing a settlement in a lawsuit that involved the state of Alabama and a petroleum company named British Petroleum take precedence over regular programming on their main broadcast channels (WPMI-TV's broadcast of the news conference took precedence over a national morning news program titled "Today"; WKRG-TV's broadcast of it took precedence over another national morning news program titled "CBS This Morning"; WALA-TV's broadcast of it was incorporated into their own morning news program: "FOX 10 News in the Morning"). 
  • According to the editions of the local morning news programs WKRG-TV and WPMI-TV had on the main broadcast channels this past Thursday, July 2nd ("WKRG News 5 This Morning" and "Local 15 Today" were the names of their respective programs), the reason for their having the news conference mentioned in the first paragraph of this report broadcast live was due to their being told that the governor of Alabama was set to hold a news conference with a "major announcement" at a specific time that day (8:00 a.m.).  
  • Neither WKRG-TV, WALA-TV, or WPMI-TV had the entire news conference mentioned in the first and second paragraphs of this report broadcast in its entirety as it happened.
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had an animated sequence normally used for concluding special local news programming of theirs interrupt the special programming they had about the live news conference mentioned in the first paragraph of this report before having regular programming again whereas their live video stream would return to the special programming seconds after having a graphic it usually had between breaks for live and recorded local news programs (it had one of their logos and the words "We'll Be Right Back") interrupt it at the same time as the interruption by the animated sequence (near the end of the special programming, the presenter of it (Bill Riales) said they would be returning to the national morning news program titled 'CBS This Morning', even though they had all ready returned to having it on their main broadcast channel and the special programming was only available on the stream). 

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