During the local news program WALA-TV produced at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14th, Bob Grip, one of the news presenters for the program (the other news presenter was Lenise Ligon), told his audience about his station's plan to broadcast their syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" at 2:00 p.m.* on Tuesday, October 15th, and their other syndicated game show "Wheel of Fortune" at 1:30 a.m.** on Thursday, October 17th, and Friday, October 18th, instead of their regular time periods for broadcasting the programs from Monday through Friday (6:00 p.m. for "Jeopardy!" and 6:30 p.m. for "Wheel of Fortune) due to their plans for broadcasting live baseball programming from the FOX Broadcasting Company scheduled for October 15th, October 16th, and October 17th (the company was expected to start providing baseball programming at 2:30 p.m. on October 15th and 6:30 p.m. on both October 16th and October 17th). He also told his audience to have their DVRs (digital video recorders) set for recording his station's broadcasts of "Wheel of Fortune" on October 17th and October 18th, even though not every everyone in his audience had a digital video recorder in his or her possession.
*The station usually broadcast the syndicated discussion program "The Doctors" at 2:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and usually rebroadcast each edition of the program broadcast at that time later the next day at 2:00 a.m.)
**The station usually broadcast the syndicated comedy program "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" at 1:30 a.m. from Tuesday through Saturday in addition to 1:00 a.m.)
(correction notice: the dates for "Wheel of Fortune" were corrected)
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