The first two American television networks are back at it. The oldest broadcasting network in the United States, the National Broadcasting Company came into being on November 15, 1926, with a gala four-hour radio program originating from the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. In 1939 it was officially a network, according to records. Almost one hundred years later #SNL had its first live audience return to their studio in Rockefeller Center this weekend post #COVID.
Columbia Broadcasting System started in 1941. Now, CBS's Stephen Colbert’s Late Show will soon be welcoming its first full audience, also fully vaccinated, on June 14.
These actions to return to the theater are consistent with New York State’s adoption of the #CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals and have been reviewed by the State. Guests will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated prior to entering.
Face masks will be optional. All staff and crew members will continue to be tested prior to commencing work on a regular basis, as well as screened daily for symptoms. In addition, a #COVID19 compliance officer will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols. Additional information about in-studio guests will be announced at a later date.
However, before it's too late, humanity must wake up and change the proverbial channel to save our planet. Now Watch! Before the world ends: That's entertainment. The greatest show on TV.