NBC Preempts 'Revolution' for Boston Bombing Special

NBC Preempts 'Revolution' for Boston Bombing Special

The April 15 episode of 'Revolution' will be replaced by a Brian Williams-anchored news special on the tragedy.

In light of the Boston Marathon explosions, TV networks dedicate their programs to the tragedy. NBC even plans to preempt its primetime series "Revolution" on Monday night, April 15 and replace it with a Brian Williams-anchored news special. Matt Lauer, Lester Holt, Ron Allen, Pete Williams, Katy Tur and more will contribute to the reports.

Earlier the night, at 6:30 P.M., Brian Williams hosted a special one-hour edition of "NBC Nightly News" featuring live reports from Boston. The next day, Lauer will anchor "Today" live from Boston, while Savannah Guthrie will still film the show in New York.

No primetime changes are planned at ABC, CBS and FOX, but the Tuesday edition of ABC's "Good Morning America" will have a special coverage on the tragedy with George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott reporting from Boston. CBS has expanded "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" to an hour on Monday night, while Fox News Channel preempted "The Five" for live coverage from Boston with anchor Shepard Smith.

CNN, meanwhile, has sent Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper to Boston to report from the scene, with coverage to air every an hour starting at 7 P.M. ET to 12 A.M. ET. MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" will air live from Boston on Monday night, while Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will host "Morning Joe" on Tuesday morning also from Boston.

On Monday morning, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon. Three people died in the incident, and at least 133 people were injured. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said, "There's no suspect at Brigham and Young Hospital. There are people we are talking to, but no suspect."

In a statement from the White House press room, President Obama said, "The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight. We don't yet have all the answers, but we do know multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in explosions at the Boston Marathon."

"We still do not know who did this, or why. People shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. We will find out who did this and we will find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice ... we will hold them accountable."

© AceShowbiz.com



    dib dab
    Apr 16, 2013

    NBC Sucks agan! Showed 2nd hour of Apprentice for 2 hours Sunday and now blow-off their scheduled programming! NBC SUCKS! We all empathize and sympahize for the Boston Massacre but that's why they have national nightly news! Don't show your most popular show instead show an hour of speculation television. As soon as I realized that Revolution was not going to air I switched to Conan! I am already sick of this over coverage on Boston. You would think that this is the only news story in America. Gimme a freakin' break. NBC already has MSNBC so why kill your primetime scheduled program. NBC is the lowest rated network for a reason. Mostly because their shows suck but also for programming SNAFU's like this and not broadcasting the 1st hour of Apprentice.

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