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NBC GIVES AFFILS TIME for local elections

9/17/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

It's not finalized yet, but NBC News plans to give affiliates up to 16 minutes every hour during election-night coverage to update viewers on local elections, reports Jack Sander, head of Belo's broadcasting division and chairman of the NBC affiliate board. The updates would come in six- to eight-minute windows every half-hour, Sander reports. CBS and ABC haven't laid out their plans, but Sander said he has inquired and expects some news from them in the next 10 to 14 days.

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