[LEAPSECS] New Year in Times Square

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Sat Jan 1 00:20:19 EST 2011

On 2010 Dec 31, at 21:05, Daniel R. Tobias wrote:

> my watch (auto-synced daily via radio signal) was

> about 15 seconds fast compared to the countdown clock used by the

> Times Square people and the TV network. So what time standard do

> they use for syncing, and why does it differ from mine? (My PC clock

> was a few seconds slower than Times Square, and it's also regularly

> synced via the Internet.)

US networks do not want the FCC fine for wardrobe malfunction or
any of George Carlin's words, so their delay is enough to allow
the feed to be suppressed by manual action.

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