How do the various morning shows work on the West Coast?

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  1. Don Black

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    On the East Coast, shows like "The Today Show" or "Good Morning America" start at 7:00AM ET and run until 9:00-10:00AM ET. But how do west coast markets receive these shows?

    Do the anchors do an entirely new shows for West Coast audiences? If so, how do live performances work?

    Thanks!
     
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    tape delay.

    Saturday Night Live isn't live on the west coast either.
     
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    Yep, and it really sucks. I have seen network news say stuff that was updated on local news 1/2 hour earlier. It makes them look like idiots. Not the newscasters, but the network.

    Glenn
     
  4. Don Black

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    Is any part of the morning shows updated? Or is everything just played with a 3 hour delay (for CA)? So someone in CA is hearing Katie Couric read headlines at 7:00AM PT that I heard 3 hours ago at 7:00AM ET?

    Thanks again.
     
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    As already mentioned it is all tape delayed.
     
  6. Don Black

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    Ok. Thanks guys.
     
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    If there are breaking news stories, sometimes they stay live. (You can often tell because they will indicate they are "Live PDT" vs. just "Live" or "Live EDT".) But mostly it is tape delayed. That's why I prefer watching the morning news on CNN -- when I'm up at 4am.
     

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