Friday, December 21, 2007

No Akron-Canton News for Friday

Akron-Canton News will be replaced by University of Akron basketball tonight (Friday) and will return Monday to its normal times of 6:30 and 10 p.m.

We'll probably run a crawl at the bottom of the screen that tells viewers what happened. Still, whenever we do that it reminds me of a story one of our board operators at TV3 tells.

Danny tells me that many years ago he got a note from his bosses to run a crawl on the air .. and after looking at it twice, he called upstairs and said, "are you sure you want me to type this in and run it over the air?" The bosses emphatically said "yes" as though Danny had crossed some line by even questioning his orders.

"OK," he said.

Here's how the crawl at the bottom of the screen read:

"We apologize for the inconvenience but the 'Invisible Man' will not be seen tonight."

True story ..

Merry Christmas. Eric


laurac19 said...

Great story... :) Thanks for sharing it! I hope your family has a blessed Christmas...


Buck said...

Tim Coffey told me this story last week. Great stuff.