F&F Goes Dark

For an eternity–at least, in television. At 6:21 a.m. ET, Fox & Friends had a full thirty seconds without either audio or video after a commercial break. When the show finally returned, co-host Brian Kilmeade played it like a pro. Without losing a beat, or issuing an apology to his vexed viewers, Brian jested, “Alright, everyone. Put the brightness on in your TV. It’s not our fault!”

But, it was.

Update: Mea culpa! As Johnny Dollar (of J$P) kindly apprised me, the blackout was not universal and occurred only because DirecTV failed to properly insert its commercial. Even though Brian’s comments were incredibly coincidental, J$ explained that Brian was actually referring to a poorly lit control room vis-a-vis a darkened screen. Thanks, Johnny, for the correction!

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4 Responses to “F&F Goes Dark”

  1. Al Says:

    Was that this morning? Just checked my DVR and no blackout for me.

  2. jakeho Says:

    Al, you’re right. Cf. “Update,” supra.

  3. Al Says:

    This is quite a relief. Had you been correct then it would have confirmed for others that I am, in fact, “nuts”.

  4. jakeho Says:

    Ha! I’m sure you have no worries there, Al.

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