Saturday, September 27, 2008
Mark Evanier's blog contained a link to this story. Apparently last night Conan O'Brian was setting up a comedy bit involving colliding trains. The west coast broadcast is run 3 hours after the east coast broadcast. In the interim, the NBC affilliate station in Los Angeles apparently decided such a comedy bit would be inappropriate for a city still reeling from a train collision that killed 24 people and seriously injured many more. So the LA broadcast cut at that point to a news anchor explaining why the station was cutting away from Conan -- and to John McCain starting to issue a soundbyte about the bailout plan.