- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
NBC vows to air Janet Jackson live
NEW YORK -- Viewers are used to watching "Saturday Night Live" aired live. Live, as in: as it happens, not five or seven seconds later, once the censors say it's safe for broadcast.
But is Janet Jackson safe to serve as host for "Saturday Night Live" -- live?
Live television, of course, has been on a death watch since Jackson (with Justin Timberlake's help) flashed her way into notoriety during the Super Bowl halftime show.
With viewers up in arms, the Federal Communications Commission on the war path and the networks on high alert that someone else might misbehave, tape delays have become the norm.
NBC insists it isn't changing its long-held policy of airing "SNL" live, at least for the East Coast. The last time "SNL" aired on tape delay was 14 years ago, when foul-mouthed comic Andrew Dice Clay was host.
The network is publicizing Jackson's appearance (10:30 p.m.) accordingly. "Anything could happen," cracks one promo, "as long as it meets FCC guidelines."