Already been discussed in the CBS thread but a major breakdown (as they almost never happen) on a network newscast.
Lots of interesting things in that, especially from British eyes
Firstly the read sponsorship for beer in a news programme
EDIT: and what sort of company wants to associate their product with tax returns?
Secondly it seems amazing that CBS would have nothing to fill the time without playing the same 5 promos on a loop. No 'technical difficulties' caption or any other way to tell the audience what is happening. Also the fact that the 5 promos last just over a minute is quite amazing. A masterpiece in economy of editing, but just so annoying to watch one after the other.
Are those long periods of CBSN caption where an ad break would be? Not really that good on the network especially one that likes to cram 5 promos into a minute!
What happened to the ad breaks that were meant to be in the network news? I'd have expected CBS to just have played them anyway, maybe some affiliates played theirs in the CBSN breaks?
Finally the legal ID that pops up during the first promo, is that triggered by the promo or would it have gone out over the news at that point anyway? Seems a bit unnecessary seeing as the local news had just finished
American TV fascinates me
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 24 May 2020 9:04am