Friday, March 21, 2008

March Madness Preemptions

"March Madness" is here and that means another round of preemptions and delays for local news. Coverage of the college basketball tournament began shortly after the noon hour yesterday after a brief CBS 2 News at Noon newscast. The games were scheduled to go until around 5:00 but they went long, as they often do, pushing back CBS 2 News' start time to 5:20 yesterday and 6:14 today.

CBS Sports returns at 7:00 with games slated to run until midnight but CBS 2 News did not start until 12:14 last night. And CBS 2's 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday newscasts will be preempted this weekend. Go to for updated game schedule information.

Expect more of the same next week beginning Thursday.

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