Powerball drawn a little late on Local 6

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With all the hype about the arrival of the new Powerball lottery, WKMG missed the live drawing on Wednesday night. CBS was airing the People’s Choice Awards, and apparently it was running just a tad long. While the Powerball drawing was being shown live on WTMO-Telemundo 31, the credits were still rolling on the People’s Choice Awards on Local 6. Just as the final number — the big Powerball — had finished being drawn, WKMG began airing the drawing on a tape-delayed basis. I’m pretty sure the 11:15 p.m. Lotto drawing was also shown tape-delayed, too. …

WKMG was also dealt a possible setback from one its most interesting sweeps pieces, Tony Pipitone’s reports on the Guetzloe Files, the Orlando Sentinel reports. If you’ll recall, back in late 2006 and early 2007, WKMG obtained some personal files of tax activist/political consultant Doug Guetzloe. The facility where Guetzloe had his files put them up for auction because it had not received payment for Guetzloe’s storage unit. Guetzloe filed suit against the station and Public Storage, claiming they acted illegally in obtaining his personal and business papers. Lawyers for Public Storage and the TV station asked for a summary judgment against Guetzloe. Well, Judge Reginald Whitehead refused to do that, meaning there could be a courtroom showdown on the case.  “The judge made his decision two weeks ago, but because of the holiday, we just found out about it,” Guetzloe told the Sentinel on Wednesday. Read more here. …

WOFL-Fox 35 is airing a one-hour pre-game show tonight starting at 6:30 p.m., leading up to Fox’s coverage of the BCS Championship between the Florida Gators and Oklahoma Sooners. … And finally, TV Guy Hal Boedeker says that reporters Gustavo Almodovar and Andrea Conklin have left WFTV-Channel 9.

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