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Rkolsen2,374 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
I know Poppies are more common in the Canada and UK (despite being created in the US for their current usage) and always there on TV. However it’s worth noting I’ve noticed several people wearing Poppies on US TV. Most notably former anchorman and NBC/MSNBC contributor Harry Smith wearing one on MSNBC.

Armistice Day isn’t similar to Veterans Day in the US. Veterans Day is more centered around living troops and veterans. Memorial Day is likely similar to Armistice Day where we pay homage to those who have died.
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seamus1,627 posts since 24 Apr 2006
I think it may have something to do with the centenary of Armistice Day, I don't recall ever seeing people wearing poppies on the streets of New York, but this year I've seen a handful of people with them. Or they could just be Canadian!
Mouseboy332,481 posts since 10 Feb 2014
California disaster is not over. The AP just reported the following disturbing detail sunday night.



Also FOX 11 chopper reporter tweeted this.



Moments later this was reported.



KCET the local PBS station captured this firenado.


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mark1,651 posts since 27 Jun 2001
London London
It feels a bit odd - not to mention expensive - using a completely separate studio for an hour that's now fully Today-branded. I expect this is only temporary and they'll either give the 9am hour a new Today-related brand of its own, or move it back to 1A for consistency.
seamus1,627 posts since 24 Apr 2006
It would make the most sense for the 4th Hour with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee to use the studio, given that it is clearly the least news-related hour. Gaining a studio audience would help it compete more directly with Live! with Kelly and Ryan.
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seamus1,627 posts since 24 Apr 2006
All 4 hours are aired consecutively on the NBC O&Os, some affiliates broadcast the fourth hour on a delay, mostly in Central and Mountain time zones since they compete directly with ABC's The View and CBS's The Price is Right. It's an odd quirk of the time zones here that in Central Time, the national morning shows are timeshifted back an hour, but primetime broadcasts are simulcast with Eastern Time.

Edit: Looks like WBAL in Baltimore does not clear the 4th Hour today, Baltimore is an odd market though.
Rkolsen2,374 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
All 4 hours are aired consecutively on the NBC O&Os, some affiliates broadcast the fourth hour on a delay, mostly in Central and Mountain time zones since they compete directly with ABC's The View and CBS's The Price is Right. It's an odd quirk of the time zones here that in Central Time, the national morning shows are timeshifted back an hour, but primetime broadcasts are simulcast with Eastern Time.

Edit: Looks like WBAL in Baltimore does not clear the 4th Hour today, Baltimore is an odd market though.


They don’t clear the 4th hour repeat at 2:07AM either although NBC allows stations to preempt that airing. For some reason WBAL never cleared the fourth it since the beginning - well before it became KLG & Hoda. For a year or two WBAL aired it at night but they’ve decided to rerun Access Live - something a lot of NBC stations that carry it do in that slot.
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Charles555 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World
Didn't know that - indeed an argument for them to produce a 5-hour Today show which broadcasters dip into as relevent (i.e. the East Coast air the beginning, the West Coast the last couple of hours and everyone in the middle as is relevent).


Running the fourth hour on a tape delay isn't that big of a deal. It's not really a news program at all by that point, so there's nothing time sensitive that would require it to be aired live or as live.

I doubt they will put Hoda and Kathie Lee into the third hour. That would mean Hoda would be on in all four hours. The first two hours, third hour, and fourth hour have always been very distinct from one another.
Rkolsen2,374 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Didn't know that - indeed an argument for them to produce a 5-hour Today show which broadcasters dip into as relevent (i.e. the East Coast air the beginning, the West Coast the last couple of hours and everyone in the middle as is relevent).


The Early Show on CBS did that and station ended up preempting large chunks of the show.

The problem with your idea is that not all hours start out a like. Viewers would be upset if on the west coast tuned on 7AM at got Kathy Lee and Hoda when they want news. A MAJOR consideration why that wouldn’t work is because in order to be Nielsen ratings a percentage national advertisements and the program have to go out in full*.

When NBC sells ad inventory or claim victory they do so against the 7-9AM hours.

* There was a article in The New York Times about how they manipulate ratings. One thing Today did on a week where there isn’t much news is they top loaded the show with national ads up until 8:30 after that it was local. It enabled them to claim victory. Good Morning America changed their name in Nielsen books to something like Good Morning Americ so I believe the show wouldn’t be judged against the other networks.
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