DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

Post by BETHSK » Sun, 04 Jan 1998 04:00:00


For some unknown reason the ABC affiliate in Detroit is choosing not to air the
Ladies final on Saturday.  All skating fans, please call or E-mail the station
with your opinion on this matter.

 
 
 

DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

Post by Chuck » Sun, 04 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> For some unknown reason the ABC affiliate in Detroit is choosing not to
air the
> Ladies final on Saturday.  All skating fans, please call or E-mail the
station
> with your opinion on this matter.

The *Detroit* ABC affiliate isn't airing the ladies final?

That's where Tara Lipinski *lives*!  Goodness... I have *never* heard of a
local affiliate chacking a sporting event that had a 'hometown' athlete in
it as one of the major favorites...

Time to get cranking...

The address list of ABC local affiliates is available online at:

http://www.abc.com/localstations/index.html

The Detroit local affiliate (WXYZ) doesn't have an e-mail address listed,
but here's the contact information that was listed.

WXYZ
20777 West Ten Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48037
(810)827-7777

OK, everybody -- *call!*.

(PS -- and I thank God that the Chicago ABC affiliate isn't quite as
brain-dead...)

 
 
 

DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

Post by Marlene A. Koeni » Sun, 04 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>That's where Tara Lipinski *lives*!  Goodness... I have *never* heard of a
>local affiliate chacking a sporting event that had a 'hometown' athlete in
>it as one of the major favorites...

Three years ago, when the mens final was in the afternoon - the local
DC ABC affiliate showed college basketball (ACC contract) instead of
the men's final - and local skater Michael Weiss

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer Ly » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>>That's where Tara Lipinski *lives*!  Goodness... I have *never* heard
of a
>local affiliate chacking a sporting event that had a 'hometown' athlete
in
>it as one of the major favorites...

  The Detroit ABC affiliate has chosen a telethon over skating. I have
nothing against telethons, but the Fox affiliate is airing the same one
at a later time slot. Why do we have to have it on two stations on the
same day?
   Would a major network have done the same thing when the University of
Michigan played in the Rose Bowl a few days ago? No, football is
important and deserves to be aired live, of course-- especially with a
local tem playing in a major championship event. How is the ladies event
at Nationals any different?
 
 
 

DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

Post by Marlene A. Koeni » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>  The Detroit ABC affiliate has chosen a telethon over skating. I have
>nothing against telethons, but the Fox affiliate is airing the same one
>at a later time slot. Why do we have to have it on two stations on the
>same day?

The local affiliate might have a contract to show the telethon, which
would preclude the ABC feed.  But it is up to Detroit viewers to
get in touch with the program director at the local station to
let them know how you feel -- a letter to the president of the local
station also won't hurt -- but there is nothing the actual network can do
 
 
 

DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

Post by Dennis Ryma » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> >>That's where Tara Lipinski *lives*!  Goodness... I have *never* heard
> of a
> >local affiliate chacking a sporting event that had a 'hometown' athlete
> in
> >it as one of the major favorites...

>   The Detroit ABC affiliate has chosen a telethon over skating. I have
> nothing against telethons, but the Fox affiliate is airing the same one
> at a later time slot. Why do we have to have it on two stations on the
> same day?
>    Would a major network have done the same thing when the University of
> Michigan played in the Rose Bowl a few days ago? No, football is
> important and deserves to be aired live, of course-- especially with a
> local tem playing in a major championship event. How is the ladies event
> at Nationals any different?

The local Sacramento, CA station has chosen to do the same thing.  I've
already written them an email expressing my disappointment.  According
to their online schedule, they'll be showing it from 11:35 pm until 2:35
am.  That makes sense!?!  I'm hoping that this is a misprint or our
local (and Detroit's local) affiliates change their minds.  I want to
see live (or at least a few hours tape delayed) skating.
 
 
 

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Post by NEWSWOM » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>According
>to their online schedule, they'll be showing it from 11:35 pm until 2:35
>am.

Does anyone know if the Detroit area affiliate will do something along these
lines?!  I really hope so, because as much as I am disappointed in the lack of
live coverage, at least this would be better then nothing!  Please, if there is
anything I can do or any information that could help please post or e-mail me!
Thanks so much!
Desperate in Detroit area,
Elizabeth (NEWSWOMEN)
 
 
 

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Post by Becky Loerz » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00

: >According
: >to their online schedule, they'll be showing it from 11:35 pm until 2:35
: >am.

: Does anyone know if the Detroit area affiliate will do something along these
: lines?!  I really hope so, because as much as I am disappointed in the lack of
: live coverage, at least this would be better then nothing!  Please, if there is
: anything I can do or any information that could help please post or e-mail me!
: Thanks so much!

I would definitely keep your tv on at all times if I were you.  *My*
station has decided that college hockey is more important (at least it's
MY college hockey team and not someone else's) but they are showing the
skating whenever the game decides to be over.  I love how they still have
"(Live)" in the description. :-P

So much for my NBC station's assertion during 95 World's that because the
men's final was taped they could pre-empt it for high school basketball
(this is North Dakota, ok?) but if it had been live they couldn't.  Either
they lied or ABC and NBC have different policies.

 
 
 

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Post by Louis Epste » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00

: : >According
: : >to their online schedule, they'll be showing it from 11:35 pm until 2:35
: : >am.
:
: : Does anyone know if the Detroit area affiliate will do something along these
: : lines?!  I really hope so, because as much as I am disappointed in the lack of
: : live coverage, at least this would be better then nothing!  Please, if there is
: : anything I can do or any information that could help please post or e-mail me!
: : Thanks so much!
:
: I would definitely keep your tv on at all times if I were you.  *My*
: station has decided that college hockey is more important (at least it's
: MY college hockey team and not someone else's) but they are showing the
: skating whenever the game decides to be over.  I love how they still have
: "(Live)" in the description. :-P
:
: So much for my NBC station's assertion during 95 World's that because the
: men's final was taped they could pre-empt it for high school basketball
: (this is North Dakota, ok?) but if it had been live they couldn't.  Either
: they lied or ABC and NBC have different policies.

THIS year's Worlds are in Minneapolis,which gives little excuse indeed
for tape delay in the USA.What's the TV schedule?

 
 
 

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Post by Nyoka Kole » Wed, 07 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I just got off the phone and they said its a misprint and will be
shown at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.


Quote:
>>According
>>to their online schedule, they'll be showing it from 11:35 pm until 2:35
>>am.

>Does anyone know if the Detroit area affiliate will do something along these
>lines?!  I really hope so, because as much as I am disappointed in the lack of
>live coverage, at least this would be better then nothing!  Please, if there is
>anything I can do or any information that could help please post or e-mail me!
>Thanks so much!
>Desperate in Detroit area,
>Elizabeth (NEWSWOMEN)

Nyoka/Kyoko - the all seeing, all knowing
 
 
 

DETROIT AREA ABC NOT AIRING LADIES FINAL LIVE!!!

Post by Nyoka Kole » Wed, 07 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Its a misprint.  It *will* be shown!!!!!!!!

Just called.


Quote:
>>According
>>to their online schedule, they'll be showing it from 11:35 pm until 2:35
>>am.

>Does anyone know if the Detroit area affiliate will do something along these
>lines?!  I really hope so, because as much as I am disappointed in the lack of
>live coverage, at least this would be better then nothing!  Please, if there is
>anything I can do or any information that could help please post or e-mail me!
>Thanks so much!
>Desperate in Detroit area,
>Elizabeth (NEWSWOMEN)

Nyoka/Kyoko - the all seeing, all knowing