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When and where was the longest television service interruption?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002


Not quite sure what you're asking so I will post this answer and see if I'm headed in the right direction. Television was interupted from regular programing for at least three days in 1963 after the Kennedy assasination. Or are you asking when was TV service gone completely? Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), March 19, 2002.

When and where was regular scheduled programming interrupted the longest? Three days is not even a drop in the bucket! I'm going back to bed before it becomes daylight.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002.

During the week of 9/11? I know that was when NY Stock Exchange was down for the longest amount of time.

-- Kelly (homearts2002@yahoo.com), March 19, 2002.

Are you talking about a network interruption? all major network interruption or tv interuption in general.

If its a tv interruption, that would be a regional event and huricane andrew took out a lot of tv stations when it went through, not to mention most tv sets being wipped out.

-- Gary in Ohio (gws@columbus.rr.com), March 19, 2002.

I'm also thinking, too, of the blackout in the Northeast back in the 60's. Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), March 19, 2002.

Television regularly scheduled programs were interrupted for a long period of time, did affect an entire nation, and much later did return with the last half of a cartoon, starting again right where it left off due to a major event.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002.

Mount St. Helene's eruption? John Glenn's orbit of the earth? War of the Worlds broadcast?

-- Cabin Fever (Cabinfever_MN@yahoo.com), March 19, 2002.

Bigger than those, Cab.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002.

The longest interruption of a TV program was when the BBC interrupted a Mickey Mouse cartoon to announce the beginning of World War II. Over 6 years later, the cartoon was resumed in the exact spot it was stopped.

-- Fran (on MD's Eastern Shore) (simpleplesurzfrm@dmv.com), March 19, 2002.

True and correct.

New question: Where would you most likely find a Busker employed?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002.

Mitch-----my Dad/years ago always referred to the people who came to our county fair----who sat up the carvinal as "Buskers"-----I didn't know if it was bad or good---so never questioned what it meant-----am I close---is it good or bad???????????? Dad has been dead 10 years now--- so I can ask you!!!!!

-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), March 19, 2002.

I'd say you'd find a Busker "employed" in the street! I think Busker means a street musician, juggler, mime, magician, etc., etc.

-- heather (h.m.metheny@att.net), March 19, 2002.

Sonda, if I was to use a naughty word here you know Melissa would come over here and paddle my hiney!! Busker means street performer.

New question: What is the scientific name for gorilla?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002.

Gorilla gorilla

-- Fran (on MD's Eastern Shore) (simpleplesurzfrm@dmv.com), March 19, 2002.

Thats two today Fran, you must have as much time to waste as I do!!

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 19, 2002.

Yeah, when I should be working!

-- Fran (on MD's Eastern Shore) (simpleplesurzfrm@dmv.com), March 19, 2002.

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