(see correction notice below)
The special news programs the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) produced on Tuesday, October 1st, between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., were not broadcast in their entirety by their respective network stations in the Mobile, Alabama-Pensacola, Florida TV market (the special programs included news about the suspension of certain services by the federal government of the United States considered "non-essential services" and live video of Barack Obama, the president of the United States, making a speech about the suspensions and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care law from the White House in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia).
For instance, the NBC station WPMI-TV started broadcasting the special news program NBC produced while it was all ready in progress by 12:07 p.m. due to their local news program "Local 15 News at Noon" starting at 12:00 p.m. They would also break away from the special news program for a few minutes in order to continue with local news program before returning to the special news program by 12:17 p.m. and stopping again shortly before 12:25 p.m (after the president finished his speech) and proceeding with the rest of the local news program (the local news program was scheduled to end shortly before 1:00 p.m. before NBC planned their special news program).
As for the CBS station WKRG-TV, they interrupted the special news program from CBS at 12:17 p.m. after having broadcast it since the beginning at 12:00 p.m. before proceeding with their local news program "WKRG News 5 at Noon" at 12:17 p.m. (the station broadcast an audio recording of Mel Showers, one of their local news presenters, saying, "We now rejoin our regularly scheduled program" while transitioning from the special report to the local program) (the start time of the news program resulted in the station not broadcasting the first segment of the network program "The Bold and the Beautiful").
(correction notice: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care law was mistakenly referenced as the "Patient Protection and Affordable Heath Care" law in the previous version of the article)
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