06/05/2004: Interesting commemoration of D-Day tonight....
On MSNBC at 7 PM Central time--According to my sources:
Television viewers may get a peculiar sense of time warp if they tune in to MSNBC on Saturday night.Might be well worth watching.
For two hours, MSNBC's reporters and anchors will simulate how D-Day might have been covered if modern technology were in place in 2004. It's part of special plans networks have in place for marking the 60th anniversary commemoration this weekend.
Reporters will be stationed in France, Washington, London and elsewhere. Military experts will pour over maps in the studio and attempt to explain what is happening. Someone "embedded" with the troops landing on the beaches of Normandy will report via satellite phone on what is "happening."
According to Yahoo! TV, the presentation repeats at 3 PM Sunday afternoon.
UPDATE (4 PM CDT): Now Yahoo! TV isn't showing this program as broadcasting tonight. Instead, it looks like all day is something called "D-Day at 60: A Celebration of Heroes". That doesn't preclude the described program "simulating" modern reportage of D-Day from taking place at 7 PM CDT after all (and I may give MSNBC a gander at 7 to see what's going on), but if it's not there don't blame me; I didn't yank it from the schedule. :-)
UPDATE 2 (7:10 PM CDT): Much ado about nothing on my part; as it happens it appears that Reagan's death has pretty well pushed all scheduled programming off MSNBC. Which is a pity; I really liked the idea of the modern dress retelling of the D-Day operation.....
Len on 06.05.04 @ 01:23 PM CST