February 8, 1998 in Nation/World

Some Station Numbers Omitted In TV Week Mistake


There’s something missing in today’s TV Week.

The station numbers in each day’s highlights - and in some programming grids - were inadvertently dropped out in the printing process. That’s why many shows appear with a black space to the left of the title, a space that should be filled with a station number (2, 4, 6, 7, 22 or 28).

“The problem did not become apparent until we began printing Thursday morning,” said Paul Schafer, production manager for The Spokesman-Review.

Schafer said it would take four to five hours to correct the problem before printing could resume. “This would not leave us a large-enough window to completely stop, wait for all the changes and begin again without bumping into other products scheduled to begin printing,” he said.

About halfway through the printing cycle, corrections to the programming grids were completed. Some of the TV guides distributed today will not have these fixes.

The movie and daily highlights could not be corrected in any of the books.

TV Week’s format change was prompted when the operation of a 40-year-old press was discontinued late last year. “Additional pages and color have been added to assist our readers,” Schafer said. “We regret any inconvenience for this week’s issue.”

, DataTimes

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