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No Letterman Top Ten?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dwit, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    I record Letterman every night just for the top ten. I do realize, occasionally there is no Top Ten segment.

    But this past Monday(?) after his 15 -20 minute stand up and intro, he said "we'll be right back with the Top Ten and Morgan Freeman"(or something to that effect). But I never saw a Top Ten.

    Did I miss something. Has he ever done this? If he has, is there an "official excuse" for not having it(after announcing it)?

    Just wondering? Thanks.
     
  2. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    They sometimes cut it for time.
     
  3. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    A weirder thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. The show returned from the first commercial break and Letterman was already in the middle of interviewing the first guest (Channing Tatum I think). The local affiliate must have somehow "fast-forwarded" their feed. Craig Ferguson actually started 15 minutes early. I've never seen anything like it in my life. It seems really incompetent....someone should have been fired for it.
     
  4. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Logical. Thanks.
     
  5. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely! Fired and possible jail time! I mean if someone from the local affiliate can screw up this badly, even once, we need that person off the street and in lockup somewhere!

    Heads should've rolled!!!
     
  6. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    Seems appropriate.
     
  7. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    You work in a television master control where one man (or woman) does everything, and we'll watch you when you get fired for making a single mistake.

    Geeze, give them a break. I can tell you've never had to work like that. :)

    Now, if it happened all the time, that's a different story.
     
  8. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Less Channing Tatum and earlier Ferguson? Where is the bad in this?
     
  9. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    Unless they are on a time delay it would be hard to FF Letterman as it is passed on directly from CBS so it would have not been a single affiliate thing.
     
  10. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    The non-East Coast stations don't record the satellite feed and play it back later anymore??
     
  11. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    That Late Night show with Morgan Freeman and Gallager was a total train wreck anyway.

    Dave: "What was it when you woke up in the hospital?"
    Gallager: "I DON'T KNOW!"
     
  12. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    Eh maybe, but who cares about those people :p
     
  13. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    Back when I was involved with live closed captioning in 1997-99, the networks had three separate feeds for their prime-time and late-night programming: Eastern/Central, Mountain (one hour later), and Pacific (three hours later). As far as I know, that hasn't changed.

    Daytime was more complicated, but there were enough feeds that most affiliates wouldn't have needed to record a feed for later playback unless they were deliberately airing the shows "out of pattern" (something that was particularly true of NBC affiliates, but NBC made it easy for them by providing feeds of their daytime shows beginning as early as 5:00 A.M.).
     
  14. ewolfr

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    We need ask phox_mulder to visit this thread. I think he works at one of the network affiliates in Salt Lake City.
     
  15. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    The guide data for this episode said Michael Caine. But it was Morgan Freeman. Shouldn't someone be executed for that?
     
  16. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    As far as I know, the only affiliates that record it and play it back later are in the Mountain Time Zone, probably Alaska and Hawaii too.

    There are a few in the Pacific Time Zone that utilize the East Coast feed so they can start their late news earlier than their competitors.

    There really isn't a way for any in the East or Central time zones do anything with the feed.
    It is fed "live to air", there isn't any way to skip over 15 minutes in the middle of the feed unless they are delaying it.

    CBS gives stations 35 minutes for their local news between the end of Prime and start of Letterman.
    I could see some stations doing an hour long late news, then playing Letterman/Ferguson after the news.


    phox
     
  17. TheMerk

    TheMerk Always Bid First

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    Salt Lake...
  18. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    I have never thought of this scenario, but I have always seen and remember Letterman starting at 11:35. At the same time I have always lived in 1 of 3 markets.
     
  19. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    When I worked at a CBS affiliate the worst part of my job was having to flip Martha Stewart in 4-5 hrs. Luckily that was the daytime shift which I only worked when I first started and then later in my MCO career on rare instances.
     
  20. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    I am on the East Coast (DC market specifically) and it happened. I record Letterman every night and I look forward to whatever 'desk piece' he does following the first spot break and before the Top Ten. It was completely missing and the first interview was already underway when they came back from commercial....and Ferguson was on the last 15 minutes of my recording.
     

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