Date: 17th October 2000

Chicago O&O To Forego Baseball For Debate

WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned station in Chicago, has decided to air tonight's (Tuesday) third presidential debate instead of the network telecast of the Mariners-Yankees American League Championship contest, the Chicago Tribune reported today.

The NBC feed will be carried on Paxson affiliate WCPX. Paxson said Monday that 24 of its stations will be carrying the game. Fox has said that it will air its regular primetime schedule during the live debate and carry the debate on a tape-delay basis later in the evening.

Source: Studio Briefing