"'Cause they taped it on only one day..." - NBC's The Sound of Music

...The NBC-TV remake of Rogers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC as a " live play " production's airing is about one month in the past now , and I meant to post about it here before that ! But I didn't...

  With 18 million viewers IIRC , it certainly qualified as " a hit " . NBC even repeated it a week-and-a-halfish later .

  I saw it both times:-) .

  It was meant to be a " TV play/live production " in the mode of the PLAYHOUSE 90/BELL TELEPHONE HOURs of yore , NBC claiming " For the first time in fifty years..." . I , myself , on the West Coast of the continguous 48 states of the USA (California) saw it as an immediate taped repeat , anyway , being 3 time zones to the west of the Eastern Time Zone , where it would have indeed shown live ~ along with the Central Time Zone .

  The Mountain Time Zone , especially for such a " holiday special " as this , I am not so sure about . Anyone ?????

  Has it shown outside of the U.S,. yet ~ I know we have Australian and Canadian residents here , others ???

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That's where my mind went.

Emerkeith Davyjack said:

I realized that leaving a blank space as a " placeholder " could let it be thought that I  was , instead ,  indicating something way naughtier than either " Choked " , or " Shook ", but what you gonna do ??? :-).........

Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...But , Jimm , would you suggest they do two back-to-back performances of the same show ?

Or , have a show that goes on on the East Coast at 10 PM start on the West Coast at 7 ???

I think they could do what they do for the awards shows. Start it live at 8 PM on the East Coast while starting it live at 5 PM on the West Coast. If it's on a Sunday this shouldn't be a problem.

Like I say, I don't have a digital box, but spending time at my parents' while my father's been sick lately, I do see that their TV can actually get programs from the east coast--so you can watch things like DAVID LETTERMAN a few hours early. My parents could take advantage of all this, but rarely use it for anything other than the one soap my mother still watches and the live sports my father watches. Fiddling with the channels on the box is too complicated for them--and even too complicated for me.

In the past, there were programs that did do live broadcasts both for the east coast and the west coast. ER did that and . . . some others I can't remember right now.


Once or twice a year some of the current sitcoms do this. They do two live performances three hours apart. It would be a lot harder to do a full-scale musical that way.


Jimmm Kelly said:

In the past, there were programs that did do live broadcasts both for the east coast and the west coast. ER did that and . . . some others I can't remember right now.

 

Oh yeah, now I remember 30 ROCK did this. I believe Paul McCartney did a guest cameo for the east coast, while for the west coast it was Kim Kardashian. I was lucky enough to get the east coast feed, so I didn't have to suffer through the west coast version.

How did they work out the Mountain Zone ? What Zone do you live in ?

  I think a Western one , but you could pick up the Eastern one ?

  I've at times lived in apartment/places where the cable system , especially I think in San Francisco's Mission , that had cable hook-ups where well-known networks were carried ONLY in shows meant for later in the evening being carried three hours earlier , only a three-hours-earlier feed , no normal one , TNT , or Cartoon Network , which in that case means that Adult Swim fodder is being shown pretty early - I. e. , the place is carrying a cable operator who is not exactly operating according to Hoyle/is swiping signals ! I do believe...

Jimmm Kelly said:

Oh yeah, now I remember 30 ROCK did this. I believe Paul McCartney did a guest cameo for the east coast, while for the west coast it was Kim Kardashian. I was lucky enough to get the east coast feed, so I didn't have to suffer through the west coast version.

This Wikipedia article addresses the way television deals with the time zones in North America. It talks about the United States, Canada, Mexico and Greenland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_time_zones_on_North_America...

In the U.S., the Central Time Zone sees everything simultaneously with the Eastern Time Zone. So an 8:00 PM show in the East is watched at 7:00 PM in the Central Zone. The Pacific Zone watches everything three hours later, so the 8:00 PM show in the East is also at 8:00 PM in the Pacific. Apparently the Mountain Zone gets a mixed bag of Eastern and Western feeds. There is a lot more detail on the page.

...Thank you .:-) I look forward to reading it !!!!!!!!!...

Richard Willis said:

This Wikipedia article addresses the way television deals with the time zones in North America. It talks about the United States, Canada, Mexico and Greenland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_time_zones_on_North_America...

In the U.S., the Central Time Zone sees everything simultaneously with the Eastern Time Zone. So an 8:00 PM show in the East is watched at 7:00 PM in the Central Zone. The Pacific Zone watches everything three hours later, so the 8:00 PM show in the East is also at 8:00 PM in the Pacific. Apparently the Mountain Zone gets a mixed bag of Eastern and Western feeds. There is a lot more detail on the page.

Next up, Peter Pan:

NBC will be doing another live musical on December 4, 2014

http://www.nbc.com/peter-pan-live

...Is this the particular Peter Pan adaptation that had a several-times-repeated Mary Martin version in yesteryear ? I think there's more than one modernish era adaptation of Barrie's story.........


Richard Willis said:

Next up, Peter Pan:

NBC will be doing another live musical on December 4, 2014

http://www.nbc.com/peter-pan-live

It sounds like the Mary Martin version, since they have a woman playing his part.

...I sort of understand that that's traditional with all stage versions of PP , going back to the first , Edwardian?? British , version (The name " Maude Adams " comes to mind .) .

Richard Willis said:

It sounds like the Mary Martin version, since they have a woman playing his part.

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