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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KHOU 11 rebroadcasts CBS Evening News at 6pm

What is Scott Pelley doing anchoring during KHOU 11 News at 6pm?

It's right in the middle of the KHOU 11 6pm newscast right now, but I'm not seeing Greg Hurst or Lisa Hernandez (who just got married and probably off anyway). Instead, it is a rebroadcast of the CBS Evening News.

KHOU 11 viewers are taking to the station's Facebook page and saying stuff like:

Why is CBS news with Scott Pelley on again at 6p? Something got messed up!

Don't y'all watch the news? You are showing a repeat of broadcast news!

I had heard rumors the Gannett station was installing automation systems - meaning computers run everything. Guess they are live. We've seen stuff like this before at other Houston stations.

In fact, on September 4 I tweeted that KHOU ran 10 minutes of commercials during its noon news. Don't know if that is connected to tonight's issue.

I'm waiting for a comment from KHOU, if I get one, I will let you know what it says.

I never got a direct response from KHOU, but the station did let Greg Hurst explain it at 10pm. As we figured, it was "technical problems." Here is the video:

(Thanks Steve)

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