Vandross’s ‘Moment’ Returns to the NCAA Tourney

Luther Vandross’s version of “One Shining Moment” will wrap up this year’s coverage of the NCAA National Championship, replacing the version by Jennifer Hudson.

Hudson’s remake, ironically, replaced the late Vandross’s rendition last year.

CBS Sports is reinstating the more familiar edition following what has been described as “widespread disapproval” of Hudson’s work.

Your Live 5 Insider didn’t find anything so terrible about her vocals. But we agree with some complaints that we didn’t need to see her during the song: it was supposed to be about the athletes, not the singer. Still, the fact that she was shown in the edited piece isn’t her fault so much as whoever put the shots of her in.

Still, when you’re used to seeing the emotion of the victories and defeats along the way edited to Vandross, it’s hard to find anyone else who can quite hit the notes the way he could.

Catch Vandross’s performance tonight after the conclusion of tonight’s National Championship Game, featuring the Butler Bulldogs and the Connecticut Huskies. CBS coverage begins at 8:00pm.

This Week: More Basketball, But No Missed Soaps

This week, MARCH MADNESS kicks off on Thursday and Friday, pre-empting the CBS Daytime schedule, including THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

But unlike last week’s ACC TOURNAMENT carried by LIVE 5 WCSC, MARCH MADNESS won’t make you miss anything on your soaps:  CBS, which is carrying the NCAA Tournament across the Network, isn’t producing soap episodes for those two days.  That means that when soaps resume next Monday, they’ll pick up right where they left off this Wednesday before basketball.

We received complaints from soap fans last week because we had to move the soaps to our second channel, LIVE 5 PLUS, so that we could carry the ACC games.  Those games were not carried by CBS itself, which is why there were soaps to move to begin with.

So the good news is you won’t miss any of the developments with your favorite characters and couples!

CBS Soaps Move to 5+ During ACC Tourney

While Live 5 WCSC airs the ACC Basketball Tournament on Thursday and Friday, daytime programming including THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE TALK and LET’S MAKE A DEAL will move to our second channel, Live 5+. Continue reading

March Madness: Thursday & Friday

Okay, sports fans: get ready for more basketball on LIVE 5 NEWS.

Tonight at 7:00pm, Butler and Syracuse battle it out. At 9:57pm, Cornell takes on Kentucky. Both games will be carried on LIVE 5 WCSC, which means that LIVE 5 NEWS AT 7 and LIVE 5 NEWS AT 11 will move over to our second channel, LIVE 5+.

Then on Friday night, Tennessee and Ohio State go at it at 7:00pm, followed by the Purdue – Duke game at 9:57pm. Our 7pm and 11pm newscasts are also airing on Live 5+ this night as well.

March Madness: Saturday and Sunday

The Madness continues this weekend on LIVE 5 WCSC with NCAA Tournament basketball.

Here’s the lineup for Saturday’s games:

  • 1:05PM – St. Mary’s – Villanova
  • 3:35PM – Ohio U – Tennessee
  • 5:40PM – N. Iowa – Kansas
  • 8:15PM – Wake Forest – Kentucky

Then, on Sunday:

  • 12:10 Gonzaga – Syracuse
  • 2:20 Georgia Tech – Ohio State
  • 5:15 California – Duke

We hope your team is doing well, and we want to remind you to check out Hoops Frenzy!

March Madness: Friday & Saturday

March Madness continues Friday on LIVE 5 WCSC. Daytime soaps will not be shown, but they will pick up where they left off on Monday. LIVE 5 NEWS AT NOON, LIVE 5 NEWS AT 7 and LIVE 5 NEWS AT 11 will all be shown live on Live5+ at their normal times.

Here’s the lineup for Friday’s games:

  • 12:25pm Minnesota- Xavier
  • 2:35pm Missouri – Clemson
  • 7:25pm Arkansas Pine Bluff – Duke
  • 9:40pm Houston – Maryland

Then, on Saturday:

  • 1:05PM – St. Mary’s – Villanova
  • 3:35PM – Ohio U – Tennessee
  • 5:40PM – N. Iowa – Kansas
  • 8:15PM – Wake Forest – Kentucky

As soon as we get Sunday’s lineup of games, we’ll post them here as well, so be sure to visit this blog on Saturday after lunch!

Soaps Not Airing Today

Your Live 5 Insider wants to remind soap fans that THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and AS THE WORLD TURNS will not be shown today. Instead, we’ll be carrying CBS coverage of NCAA March Madness.

We know that you really love your soaps, and we appreciate that. But keep in mind that since this week’s games are being carried by CBS, they knew not to produce soaps for today and tomorrow, which means that on Monday, the storylines will pick up right where they left off on Wednesday of this week. So, at least, you won’t have missed anything.

Incidentally, today at 12:20pm, we’re carrying the Florida-BYU game. Then at 2:30pm, we’re carrying the Murray St.-Vanderbilt matchup.

LIVE 5 NEWS AT 5 follows the conclusion of that game.

Let the Madness Begin!

This Thursday and Friday, NCAA March Madness basketball officially tips off. For soap fans, it means that THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and AS THE WORLD TURNS will not be shown on those two days.

This week, unlike last week, you will not miss your shows, because these games are being carried by CBS itself, so the network did not produce episodes of the soaps for these two days.

On Monday, the three shows will each pick up right where they left off on Wednesday.

Your Insider knows what you’re thinking: why didn’t it happen this way last week? The answer is simple, yet a little complicated. And I’ll get to that in just a moment.

But first, I wanted to let you know which games you’ll see on Thursday:

  • 12:20pm Florida – BYU
  • 2:30pm Murray St – Vanderbilt
  • 7:15pm E Tennessee St – Kentucky
  • 9:45pm San Diego State – Tennessee

Then, on Friday:

  • 12:25pm Minnesota- Xavier
  • 2:35pm Missouri – Clemson
  • 7:25pm Arkansas Pine Bluff – Duke
  • 9:40pm Houston – Maryland

LIVE 5 NEWS AT NOON, LIVE 5 NEWS AT 7 and LIVE 5 NEWS AT 11 will all move to LIVE 5+ on Thursday and Friday. You can also get your local news and your updated neighborhood forecast online at live5news.com.

Speaking of Live 5+, here’s the answer to the soap question: Last week’s ACC Tournament was not carried on the CBS network: it was carried instead by individual stations who are under contract to carry the tournament. So while we had the games, CBS also had its daytime programming. We decided that since we have our new second channel, Live 5+, we would move the soaps there for those two days. It turned out that we had to get special permission from CBS to do so, and they agreed to let us move their programming to the second channel for those two days only.

This week, since CBS is carrying the games itself, they knew not to make soap episodes for Thursday and Friday. So while you won’t see your shows those two days, at least you’ll still be caught up by the time Monday rolls around.

Enjoy the madness…and thanks for watching Live 5 WCSC and Live 5+!

Basketball Takes Prime Time

Tonight’s prime time programming will be shown overnight Sunday because of the ACC Basketball Tournament.

Tonight at 7:00pm, Maryland takes on Georgia Tech.

Then at 9:30pm, Florida State and North Carolina State battle it out.

For fans of Friday night’s regular prime time programming, set your DVRs to record Sunday night/Monday morning to see those shows:

  • GHOST WHISPERER: Sunday at 11:35pm.
  • MEDIUM: Monday at 1:35am.
  • NUMB3RS: Monday at 2:35am.

This week’s NUMB3RS is the season finale, but it may well wind up being the series finale, so if you’re a fan, make sure you see this show!