as a kid i would sit and surf through the preview channel, you know, the channel that rolls the names, times and stations of a television program...it was before they invented digital cable...
anyway, i would sit there for hours watching that station, often times watching that more religiously than any other show on t.v., and i remeber seeing the words "Weekly News" for outcasting televised reports. this was back during all those simultaneous o.j. simpson trials. if the news was what you wanted, o.j. is what you got. in fact, o.j. became so popular that it wasn't long before the title "weekly news" soon reformed and became "o.j. simpson". they played reruns of his trial over and over again on the same station, and the new name "o.j. simpson" became "weekly o.j.". and they started playing it all day long, and it became "daily o.j.", then "hourly o.j." then "simpson every hour, half past the hour", and again with "simpson to the quarterly, court-orderly" (for humor i guess). they eventually changed the whole station to "simpson television" All Simpson, All Day Long (abbr. SMPS), channel 28.
they then went out of business and became PBS.
point being - if they had just made a movie out of it, this would have never happened.
(note: no historical context here, just hypotheticals)