While it denies the report, one major network is said to be cutting some of its pretaped segments on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding and will send news producers, editors and on-air talent to London later than previously scheduled because of concern that the pair is "too boring," according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
Executives at NBC Universal have scaled back the pretaped packages scheduled to air before the royal wedding on April 29, the story says. Some of those packages included stories about the pair’s childhoods and their families, the piece notes. A representative for NBC denied the story, saying, "This could not be more false," the article adds.
But the question remains whether the U.S. media is going "royally mad" in its coverage of the wedding, points out the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog. "Boatloads of TV coverage" will air before April 29, with CNN alone placing 125 reporters in London to cover the wedding, the story says.
Cable networks are getting in on the act, too, the story notes, with The Weather Channel planning London-based forecasts and the Food Network airing royal-themed dessert shows, the piece notes.