The Hazards of Automated TV: #25,165
This morning FNC gave itself a big black eye. At 10 am it runs the Saturday business block with Bulls and Bears at 10, Cavuto on Business at 10:30, Forbes on Fox at 11, and Cashin’ In at 11:30. This schedule has been like this for over a decade now. Set in stone. Unchangeable. Predictable.
This morning at 10, up popped Neil Cavuto. At first I thought it was another 2 hour live special that FNC occasionally does from time to time. Except there was no live bug. I checked my DVR’s program guide. It said Bulls and Bears. FNC’s website was no help because it lumps all four shows on the schedule into one two hour block called the “Cost of Freedom”, which is a very old umbrella brand term that dates back to 9/11. Was this a new scheduling lineup? Was Bulls and Bears cancelled? No idea.
It all came into place at 10:30 when Cavuto did his exit from his taped show by introducing Forbes on Fox and up came Bulls and Bears. FNC’s control room had racked the wrong tape at 10 am. This of course means that at the end of Bulls and Bears Brenda Buttner is going to “toss” to Cavuto and instead David Asman will show up.