Sunday, August 07, 2005

This from Newsblues:
LATE BREAKING ABC alerts affiliates to prepare for the death of Peter Jennings.

UPDATE: 08/07 Newsblues has posted this additional info:

NewsBlues has confirmed that several ABC general managers were contacted by telephone Saturday evening and advised to prepare for the imminent death of Peter Jennings.

One GM was contacted at 6 p.m. and told to "expect an announcement within 24 hours." A second GM confirmed receiving a similar call.

A spokesperson for ABC says the NewsBlues report "is not accurate."

And SOME has been added to the headline.

UPDATE: 12:15pm CT ATN stumbled upon this little tidbit on the web: "ABC News has scheduled a presser at 2PM Eastern, Sunday."

7 Comments:

At 9:10 PM, August 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does that mean tonight?

 
At 10:55 PM, August 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i checked with someone at an abc affiliate and they said they received no such alert

 
At 11:04 PM, August 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV, an ABC affiliate, has not had such an alert. But things tend to come out here first!

 
At 3:12 AM, August 07, 2005, Anonymous AMNewsBoy said...

I didn't see an alert come across this evening... that could mean that NDs and GMs got it to disseminate (and, of course, none of them are going to check their eMail on a Saturday night). Either way, for something THAT big, I'm sure NewsBlues wouldn't post it unless there was something to it.

 
At 2:03 PM, August 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope newsblues is wrong. This is so sad. they discovered the cancer such a short while ago.

 
At 2:24 PM, August 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened at the presser??

 
At 6:54 PM, August 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please...do you think ABC could call KATV about PJ...ABC would only call their stations that ABC owns...ex: NY, LA, Chicago...not LR

 

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