Jack Bauer might have been searching for nukes on last night's two-hour episode of 24 but some area viewers were going nuclear when the show cut off three-quarters of the way through part two of the series premiere, leaving nothing but static on their screens.
"We were off for about half an hour," says Joe Dort, business manager for the Charlottesville Newsplex, parent company of three local stations including the local FOX affiliate, WAHU channel 27. Dort says engineers are working to figure out what caused the problem, which affected Dish customers and those watching broadcast television. Comcast customers were able to see the show uninterrupted.
"We're working together still to figure out what went wrong," says Dort. "We don't want to have the same problem again."