Not a rant-Info and Question on JOHN DOE 3/21

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  1. Qui-Gon John

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    My local Fox affiliate decided to preempt JOHN DOE last night in favor of showing The Fox News Network's war coverage. But they didn't say anything about when they would show that episode.

    Did all Fox affiliates do this? Does anyone know when the episode will be shown.
     
  2. Brad Porter

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    It aired here in Colorado. You probably need to call your affiliate and ask them about it.

    Brad
     
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    I was amazed to be watching it here in Phoenix.
     
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  5. Qui-Gon John

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    Thanks for the feedback. I sent an email to my local Fox affiliate asking about it. I will also call their programming department on Monday.
     
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    Tell me what you find out. It did air here, but I didn't watch it figuring that it would be preempted for war coverage.
     
  7. Roberto Carlo

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    It was aired on the Fox O&O in Washington DC.
     
  8. Qui-Gon John

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    Looks like my local affiliate, WSVN-7, was the only Fox affiliate nationwide to pre-empt JOHN DOE. Can I rant now? Seriously though, if one wanted to watch the Fox News Network coverage of this, they could have changed to that station, or some other all news station.
     
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  10. Jon Mercer

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    Can anyone give a recap of the episode - I ended up taping the wrong show.
    Thanks
     
  11. Joel Mack

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    It aired in Omaha.

    The title was "Doe or Die", but they could've called it "Doe Hard", too. [​IMG]

    An ex-cop took Avery and the rest of the precinct hostage, ostensibly as a revenge move for Avery getting him kicked off the force years earlier. He was threatening to release smallpox unless his demands were met. Doe did his best Bruce Willis imitation and was doing a good job for awhile of foiling the plan. Later it turned out that the "smallpox" the ex-cop was using was just vanilla extract, and his real target was to steal all the smallpox vaccine that the CDC sent over in case of a release of the virus. Needless to say, Doe saved the day.

    That's all I can really remember from it. Hope it was sufficient.
     
  12. Jon Mercer

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    yes, that was great.
    Thanks again
     
  13. phil-w

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    Is it just me or does anyone else think John Doe is the McGyver for the new millenium?

    At least he was in this episode making his numerous concoctions and weapons out of common materials.
     
  14. peter_anderson

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    yes, exactly! they both even have sketchy pasts.
     

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