Strike Doesn’t Hurt Morning Shows

By Brian 

The network morning shows have been largely unaffected by the NYC transit strike. They “reported few problems and said that strategies put into motion Monday kept production going smoothly,” THR says.
“We had a plan,” Today EP Jim Bell says. “Everybody was here, all accounted for.”

“Things went smoothly for ‘Early Show’ thanks in part to the early start it got. Some employees, including executive producer Michael Bass and co-anchors Hannah Storm and Rene Syler, got an hour-earlier wake-up. Others were encouraged to stay the night at hotels if they were unsure about arriving on time…Bass said that if the strike continues to wreak havoc on transit, ‘Early’s’ plan is to pick guests up early or put them up in a hotel the night before.”