Glitch Blacks Out ‘CBS Evening News’

The Norah O'Donnell-anchored newscast originates from Washington and a technical problem Tuesday meant the feed to stations in the East and Midwest failed. Instead of O'Donnell's newscast, stations there showed a feed of the CBSN streaming service. The broadcast ran at its traditional times in the Mountain and Western time zones.

NEW YORK (AP) — A technical glitch in CBS’ Washington control room wiped out the broadcast of the “CBS Evening News” on the East Coast and in the Midwest on Tuesday.

The Norah O’Donnell-anchored newscast originates from Washington. It is usually transmitted through a New York control room, but that facility has been shut for weeks due to the coronavirus epidemic.

So for the past two months, it has been sent to the country through a Washington control room, which had technical difficulties and no backup on Tuesday.

Instead of O’Donnell’s newscast, local stations showed a feed of the CBSN streaming service.

The evening news ran at its traditional time in the Mountain and Western time zones.

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RustbeltAlumnus2 says:

May 20, 2020 at 8:46 am


Insider says:

May 20, 2020 at 10:10 am

What isn’t mentioned is 4 minutes of 90 second CBS Entertainment Shows promo loop, complete with day and time, aired from 6:30 to 6:34. Not only were the shows NOT airing at this time any longer as theIr Season Had ended, Hawaii 50 has ended It run with no more airings Friday at 9 ever.

This was a major fail besides the Primary Failure of the Newscast which probably relates to every Station (and Network) just as much as the Primary Failure.

2018bstyrevr says:

May 21, 2020 at 7:16 am

The truth is 99% of America did not even know it happened..The only people in the country who care what the corrupt media think are the people in the media..Ignore them.. its what they deserve..They are the enemy of the people!!

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