Soap Fans: Prepare for a Long Weekend

Soap fans will have to wait one extra day to find out what happens next on their favorite CBS soap operas. This year, as in years past, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT will not air on Monday.

But hold your horses: you’re not going to miss anything. CBS did not produce episodes of the soaps for this day. The Network will be carrying US Open Tennis in its place. Episodes on Tuesday will pick up right where they left off on Friday.

But there’s one more little thing you need to know: Live 5 WCSC is part of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA Telethon Love Network, which means we’ll be airing the 44th annual telethon from Sunday night at 9 through Labor Day at 6:30pm. So if you’re a tennis fan, you’ll be able to check in on the matches on Comcast channel C2. (We hope you’ll flip back to Live 5 WCSC to see the great entertainment Lewis has in store.)

On Tuesday, everything gets back to normal with the soaps, beginning at 12:30pm, right after LIVE 5 NEWS AT NOON.


2 thoughts on “Soap Fans: Prepare for a Long Weekend

  1. Why is the US Open tennis only available on Comcast C@ today? You have prevented anyone without Comcast cable from seeing it. Although the MD telethon is an important event, many people don’t watch it. It is a special interest program. You should consider placing it on another channel and letting those who are interested go to it. Instead, you have chosen to dictate to us how to spend our holiday. Thanks

  2. Greg, we’re sorry you were disappointed in not being able to see CBS Sports coverage of the U.S. Open on Live 5 WCSC.

    The MDA telethon, which we’ve been affiliated with now for 32 years, involves both national and local segments produced at our station: the switch from the Las Vegas portions of the show to our locally-produced segments would be very difficult to coordinate with a cable channel.

    Giving them access to our CBS feed, which didn’t require any additional switching, made tennis the better option to move to a secondary channel for those who wanted to see it.

    While we want every one of our viewers to be able to access all of our programming choices at the same time, this is one of those cases where it is next to impossible to satisfy everyone at the same time. There are those who might suggest, for example, that even the U.S. Open is a “special interest” program event; there are some of our viewers who complain any time a sporting event pre-empts one of their prime time or daytime shows.

    However, we will definitely take your comment into account in the future, and we will look for ways to get such programming available in more than one source when we are forced to pre-empt. We hope you can understand our dilemma in such a situation and we appreciate your patience and your feedback.

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