Networks Are Obligated to Preempt Your TV Shows During a Tornado

The Vane's Dennis Mersereau explains the legal obligation your local news station has concerning breaking into entertainment programming for tornado coverage.

Many viewers argue that their neighbors have no right to receive warnings if it means cutting-in during a crucial episode of The Big Bang Theory. They are wrong.

Source: Networks Are Obligated to Preempt Your TV Shows During a Tornado

The Vane’s Dennis Mersereau explains the legal obligation your local news station has concerning breaking into entertainment programming for tornado coverage.

among the many consequences they could suffer (if they don’t) is running the risk of losing their license with the FCC

Mark has provided excellent coverage of this same issue here and here. And of when it gets taken to the extreme, here.

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32 Responses

  1. Agree! I am tired of people complaining about their shows being cut for a weather alert! They should appreciate all the warnings we get!

  2. Agree! I am tired of people complaining about their shows being cut for a weather alert! They should appreciate all the warnings we get!

  3. Agree! I am tired of people complaining about their shows being cut for a weather alert! They should appreciate all the warnings we get!

  4. Agree! I am tired of people complaining about their shows being cut for a weather alert! They should appreciate all the warnings we get!

  5. Reruns, people!!! I would prefer people be made aware so they can be safe, even if the storm warnings are not for my area.

  6. Reruns, people!!! I would prefer people be made aware so they can be safe, even if the storm warnings are not for my area.

  7. Reruns, people!!! I would prefer people be made aware so they can be safe, even if the storm warnings are not for my area.

  8. Reruns, people!!! I would prefer people be made aware so they can be safe, even if the storm warnings are not for my area.

  9. It’s a TV show for crying out loud, warnings save life not surw any tv soap can say that. and as far as I’m concerned I love watching storm tracking.

  10. It’s a TV show for crying out loud, warnings save life not surw any tv soap can say that. and as far as I’m concerned I love watching storm tracking.

  11. It’s a TV show for crying out loud, warnings save life not surw any tv soap can say that. and as far as I’m concerned I love watching storm tracking.

  12. It’s a TV show for crying out loud, warnings save life not surw any tv soap can say that. and as far as I’m concerned I love watching storm tracking.

  13. I’ve been having the same feeling about it. If it was their area they’d be complaining if they DID NOT cut in. Go to hulu and shut the hell up about it if it’s ruined your day.

  14. I’ve been having the same feeling about it. If it was their area they’d be complaining if they DID NOT cut in. Go to hulu and shut the hell up about it if it’s ruined your day.

  15. I’ve been having the same feeling about it. If it was their area they’d be complaining if they DID NOT cut in. Go to hulu and shut the hell up about it if it’s ruined your day.

  16. I’ve been having the same feeling about it. If it was their area they’d be complaining if they DID NOT cut in. Go to hulu and shut the hell up about it if it’s ruined your day.

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