CBS Pulls The Plug On Billy Joel At Worst Possible Moment, And Fans Are So Pissed

Enraged Billy Joel fans blasted network headlines Sunday night after a televised concert was interrupted in the middle of his best-known song.

Viewers who had been waiting a long time for CBS to broadcast the 100th concert from its residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden had to wait a little longer when the broadcast was delayed by the broadcaster’s extensive coverage of the Masters golf tournament. chain.

Then, near the end of the show, as Joel performed a rousing version of “Piano Man” with the MSG audience and fans at home singing along, viewers in many cities saw their screens fade to black, followed by the local news :

At least one station has offered both an apology and an explanation.

“As a man who grew up right next to Billy Joel’s hometown and went to The Last Play at Shea, it was my duty to apologize to everyone for interrupting our show TV show tonight,” said Evan Closky, 10 Tampa sports director. Bay, said the. “I don’t want to go into detail, but there was a special report after the Master and the powers beyond this building ignored it.”

Closky wrote that “tons” of stations in the Eastern and Central time zones cut off local news, adding that the problem was not with those local stations but “was unfortunately an error by people higher than the local subsidiaries”.

Rex Smith of WANE 15 in Fort Wayne also apologized to viewers:

But most fans had no idea what happened or why – and took to social media to express their outrage.

Some compared it to the infamous 1968 “Heidi” game, in which NBC cut away from a football game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders to show the children’s film.

Viewers missed one of the most dramatic endings in sports history.

On Sunday, Billy Joel fans called out the shameless decision-makers at CBS who should now know how to broadcast a concert on television – and many turned to X for some pressure:

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With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class.After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim.Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
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