Ground-Breaking Trouble for WPXI
It was to be a memorable day forWPXI Pittsburgh. Political leaders, ad clients and Cox Broadcasting brass would be turning up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the station’s new facility. Then the newsroom computer system crashed, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, forcing the station to broadcast its noon news from the parking lot. A Windows glitch struck around 11:30, whereupon News Director Corrie Harding made the call to have the anchors set up outside.
At the ceremony a few hours later, G.M. Ray Carter vowed that the new technologies would eventually offer a better TV experience.
The anchor crew was back in the studio for its 5 p.m. newscast.