When #54, Brad Lidge threw the third strike at 9:53 p.m. to win the World Series for the Phillies, every local station immediately went to live coverage of the city celebration except NBC10.
When I flipped around after 10 p.m., 6ABC, CBS3, CSN, and Fox29 were providing postgame coverage. NBC10 aired the Brooke Shields’ show, Lipstick Jungle.
NBC10 finally covered the celebration during their 11 p.m. news with Tim Lake and Renee Chenault Fattah in their makeshift studio. Then at 11:35, they went to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, while all the other local stations stayed with the biggest sports story in 28 years.
Score that – E- NBC10