Viewers in Omaha were stunned on Sunday night when local CBS-affiliate KMTV cut from a high-octane performance by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and others, to a weather forecast by John Walsh.
As usually happens with primetime awards shows, Sunday night’s Grammy ceremony ran a few minutes over schedule. But KMTV decided to run its late local newscast right at 10:30 anyway, abruptly cutting from guitar shredding to the weather outlook for Monday’s commute.
What made the programming shift especially odd was the fact that much of KMTV’s newscast was dedicated to coverage of the Grammys. Read more