> On Feb 13, 2018, at 5:30 AM, daniel anderson <danielanderson2...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Besides regional football, the morning news shows, which are taped outside of 
> the eastern time zone, but what if there is a special report? Do they 
> interrupted all feeds at once?

>From my days working in live closed-captioning 20 years ago:  the broadcast 
>networks basically have three feeds for on-air programming (Eastern/Central, 
>Mountain, and Pacific), and special reports would run on all feeds. When 
>affiliates are not taking network programming, they're supposed to always be 
>monitoring the appropriate network feed for their time zone, although much of 
>the time, the network is able to give them a heads-up for a special report a 
>few minutes in advance. (NBC paid the company I worked for to have a live 
>closed-captioner on standby, monitoring the Eastern feed, from 6 A.M. to 
>midnight daily.)

Sometimes when a special report interrupts a show, the networks will re-feed it 
later, for the benefit of affiliates who might have been recording it to 
broadcast later. (Such as Alaska, Hawaii, and Arizona for much of the year.)

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