Atlanta Affiliate Releases Statement Following Tonys Cutoff
Trey Fabacher, Vice President and General Manager of WGCL-TV, CBS Atlanta, has released a statement in regards to the local news cutting off the final moments of last night's Tony Awards - including the announcement of this season's 'Best Musical.'
The full statement reads:
"Last night towards the end of the Tony Awards just after 11:00 p.m., WGCL encountered a few seconds of black and our local producers accepted that trigger as the end of the network broadcast and began our 11 p.m. newscast. The network feed of the Tony Awards was not over and WGCL did not air the final seven minutes of the broadcast. This was a human error and action is being taken to guarantee this does not happen again. We apologize to our viewers who were watching the broadcast. CBS Atlanta is a passionate supporter of the arts; this error in no way reflects the opinion of WGCL-TV, CBS Atlanta or its employees. We will also be airing the final segment of the Tony Awards at the start of all newscasts at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 11pm today."
The 2013 Tony Awards were broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, last night, Sunday, June 9th. The Awards were presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
Click here for a complete list of the night's winners!