facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bin Laden coverage pre-empted TV shows

May 2, 2011 at 4:04 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. broadcast networks interrupted their regularly scheduled programming Sunday night to air news coverage of Osama bin Laden's death.

President Barack Obama was scheduled to hold a news conference at 10:30 p.m. EDT Sunday but it was delayed until 11:35 p.m. Networks began pre-empting their programs, including the broadcast of "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC, to report ahead of confirmation that U.S. forces had killed bin Laden in Pakistan.

The Hollywood Reporter noted the interruption occurred one night after Obama teased "Apprentice" star Trump about his show and possible run for president in 2012 at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

The coincidence of Obama getting the best of Trump again was not lost on comedian and talk-show host Jimmy Fallon.

"Got Bin Laden AND interrupted Celebrity Apprentice? Win for Obama all around," Fallon joked via Twitter.

NBC said the episodes of "America's Next Great Restaurant" and "The Celebrity Apprentice" that were supposed to air Sunday night on the West Coast were made available in their entirety on NBC.com Monday.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian
2
Behati Prinsloo stars in Maroon 5's video for 'Animals' Behati Prinsloo stars in Maroon 5's video for 'Animals'
3
Watch: Joaquin Phoenix plays a stoned '70s detective in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Watch: Joaquin Phoenix plays a stoned '70s detective in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'
4
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding photos revealed George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding photos revealed
5
Christina Milian threw Lil Wayne a surprise birthday party Christina Milian threw Lil Wayne a surprise birthday party
Trending News
x
Feedback