WKRG-TV had plans to produce special local TV programming dedicated to Fat Tuesday (also known as "Mardi Gras" in French) activities scheduled to take place in their broadcast area on February 12th, the last day of the Carnival season for 2013. The station would also stream the special programming through the video section of their official World Wide Web site.
According to the station, the special programming was set to begin at 9:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. The station made time in their programming schedule for the special programming by rescheduling "The Young and the Restless", a serial from CBS, "The Bold and the Beautiful", another serial from CBS, "The Talk", a discussion program from CBS, and syndicated episodes of "The Big Bang Theory", a situation comedy program, from their regular broadcast times and by leaving "The Price is Right", a game show from CBS, "Let's Make a Deal", another game show from CBS, and two editions of "Family Feud", a syndicated game show, off of their programming schedule for the day. The station would have broadcast these programs between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in accordance with their regular programming schedule for Monday through Friday if it were not for their special programming plans.
According to the TV programming guide for Wednesday, February 13th, provided by Zap2it, WKRG-TV would start broadcasting the "The Young and the Restless" at 12:37 a.m., "The Bold and the Beautiful" at 1:37 a.m., "The Talk" at 2:07 a.m., and "The Big Bang Theory" at 3:07 a.m. and 3:37 a.m. This means the station would not begin broadcasting "Up to the Minute", a news program from CBS, until 4:07 a.m., when it would be in progress all ready.
By the time WKRG-TV starts broadcasting "CBS This Morning", a national news program, at 7:00 a.m. on February 13th, all of the CBS programs affected by the station's special programming scheduled for February 12th would be available in the video section of the official World Wide Web site for CBS.
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