Did The Emergency Alert System Test Pass Muster?
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
This is only a test.
MONTAGNE: And good thing, because if the first nationwide test yesterday of the Emergency Alert System had been a real alert, some Americans would not have known there was an emergency. Instead of that irritating high-pitched tone interrupting television and radio programming, some heard Lady Gaga singing "Paparazzi." Others had their programming switched to QVC, the home shopping channel. It's MORNING EDITION.
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