ABC TV, the city’s top-rated network, once again gets a boo-boo. Earlier in the month, ABC alienated victims’ families by announcing that they would not air the full September 11 ceremony live. Instead, ABC decided they were going to go the ratings route, airing ”Live with Regis & Kelly,” ”Rachael Ray” and ”The View. All of ABCâ€™s ” lower-rated network competitors, by contrast, agreed to air the ceremony in full. In the end, ABC caved and aired the ceremony.
Imagine our surprise when turning on TV this morning and seeing ”The View” on instead of an important Presidential news conference. ABC News Spokesperson Jeffrey Schneider tells our colleague at TVNewser today, ”We regret not taking it…if we could go back an hour we would have done it differently.”