By Howard B. Price
ABC Television Network
Director, Business Continuity
NEW YORK — So what was on YOUR station’s air when news broke of the horrific, coordinated attacks on six Paris locations, where large crowds had gathered – for dinner, for soccer, for a rock concert? When news broke that at least 120 innocent people had been cut down by terrorism, with perhaps hundreds more injured?
“Well, France is a long way from (name of your town),” you might say. “And TV was all over it….” And of course, there’s the web, and maybe your market or an adjacent market has an all-news or news/talk station that was on top of the story. So maybe you saw no role for your station, especially if it’s not in the news or news/talk format.