I don’t watch HLN during the weekends, normally. I’m a fan of Christi Paul, so I naturally watch New Day Weekend. But during commercials, I will occasionally flip to HLN. Every time I did (and it was about 7:30 EST, so just thirty minutes after it went on air), it lacked the ‘live’ text above the “Weekend Express” icon. I noticed this last week when I watched then, too. But last week, it was later in the episode, so I just assumed the beginning was live and then the end was on tape (like Morning Express with Robin Meade – which isn’t acceptable that is taped, but that’s beside the point).
Today, however, I realized the entire broadcast was on tape. (Note: I am basing this post off of last Saturday and Sunday’s Weekend Express and then today’s Weekend Express). To be clear, I’m not really sure why HLN would tape Weekend Express. The only reason I can think of is because Lynn Berry works during the week. Perhaps the weekend is her time off – so they just tape it in advance and play it during the weekends. To be honest, I don’t believe that is likely… They may even tape it the very morning and just play it. Either way, it is ridiculous and makes little sense.