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14th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda Round 9 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón Saturday October 1, 2011

At 9:03 pm (9h 34m running), Joerg Bergmeister (#045-GT Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) makes a nice move in
traffic to get around Dirk Werner (#55-GT BMW M3 GT) for second in class.
At 9:04 pm (9h 35m running), Stephane Sarrazin (#8-LMP1 Peugeot 908) takes the checkered flag for the
overall win.
Winners in class:
(1) #8-LMP1 Stephane Sarrazin (Peugeot 908) 394 laps
(6) #33-LMP2 Scott Tucker (HPD ARX-01g) 375 laps
(8) #52-LMPC Ryan Lewis (Oreca FLM09) 368 laps
(10) #51-GT Giancarlo Fisichella (Ferrari F458) 367 laps
(24) #57-GTE-AM Niclas Jonsson (Ferrari F430) 355 laps
(27) #54-GTC Jeroen Bleekemolen (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) 346 laps
Franck Montagny (#8-LMP1 Peugeot 908) records his 5th ALMS win.
Stephane Sarrazin (#8-LMP1 Peugeot 908) records his 6th ALMS win.
Alexander Wurz (#8-LMP1 Peugeot 908) records his 2nd ALMS win.
Scott Tucker (#33-LMP2 HPD ARX-01g) has his 10th class victory
Christophe Bouchut (#33-LMP2 HPD ARX-01g) has his 8th class victory
Joao Barbosa (#33-LMP2 HPD ARX-01g) has his first class victory
Ken Dobson (#52-LMPC Oreca FLM09) has his first class victory
Ryan Lewis (#52-LMPC Oreca FLM09) has his first class victory
Henri Richard (#52-LMPC Oreca FLM09) now has 3 class victories
Giancarlo Fisichella (#51-GT Ferrari F458) collects his first class win.
Gianmaria Bruni (#51-GT Ferrari F458) collects his 4th class win.
Pierre Kaffer (#51-GT Ferrari F458) collects his 6th class win.
Tracy Krohn (#57-GTE-AM Ferrari F430) Earns his 2nd class victory
Nic Jonsson (#57-GTE-AM Ferrari F430) Earns his 2nd class victory
Michele Rugolo (#57-GTE-AM Ferrari F430) Earns his 2nd class victory
Jeroen Bleekemolen (#54-GTC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) posts his 8th class win.
Sebastiaan Bleekemolen (#54-GTC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) posts his third class win
Tim Pappas (#54-GTC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) posts his ninth class win.

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Entertainment Arts & Technology

NBC BUILDS TWO NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN-THEMED PROGRAMMING ON OCTOBER 27 AND 28   

PROGRAM NOTE: CHRIS MATTHEWS TO MODERATE "THE GREAT DEMOCRATIC DEBATE" DURING SPECIAL EDITION OF MSNBC'S "HARDBALL WITH CHRIS

Broadcasters say "enough already" with spectrum attack
The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to hold an incentive auction of broadcast spectrum could have a "catastrophic" impact on stations that would be repacked into the more crowded remaining spectrum, said NAB chief Gordon Smith. "We're extremely nervous about an FCC that apparently feels that broadcast is yesterday and broadband is tomorrow, that we're dinosaurs and the others ought to survive," Smith said

Detroit could lose its local TV outlets under spectrum plan: The plan to repurpose broadcast spectrum for broadband could leave Detroit with no local broadcast outlets, because the Motor City would be competing for the limited remaining spectrum with Canadian locations, according to the NAB. Such an outcome would mean that "there's no more broadcast TV in Detroit. There's no place for them to go," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith

One spectrum auction would be more than enough, group says
Mobile providers should only be allowed to reap the spectrum benefits from one auction and should be forced to give up tax breaks benefiting the large companies that dominate the wireless industry, according to The Coalition For Free TV and Broadband. "The members of CTIA are asking Congress to confiscate the free airwaves and allow them to buy it with taxpayer money they got through loopholes they spent millions lobbying the same Congress to get. Then they will turn around and charge the American public for the privilege of using the spectrum that they paid for through their tax dollars," said coalition spokesperson Lee Miller.

Will MGM launch a second network aimed at black viewers?
A second broadcast network aimed at black audiences may be in the works from MGM Studios, according to recently discovered marketing materials. The first such network, Bounce TV, which is airing as a digital multicast channel, had its premiere this week

House GOP puts NPR on the budget chopping block
A House Republican budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for NPR, as part of a measure to providing funding for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education and Labor. The GOP wants to cut $4 billion from the previous funding measure.

CNN lines up its fourth GOP presidential debate for Dec. 1
CNN, in partnership with the Arizona Republican Party, will air a debate among the party's White House contenders Dec. 1 in Arizona. The event will be the fourth GOP presidential debate to air on CNN, which has scheduled its third debate for Oct. 18 in Las Vegas.

Networks develop TV apps to keep viewers glued to sets
Broadcast and cable networks are racing to create two-screen experiences for viewers by developing interactive mobile applications aimed at engaging them while they watch television. Similarly, DIRECTV has allied with GetGlue on a mobile app that allows the satellite service provider's customers to share their current viewing with friends on their TV screen.

Microsoft is close to finalizing pay-TV offering, sources say
Microsoft will team up with Comcast and Verizon on a pay-TV service via its Xbox 360 console, sources say. Microsoft, which could make public the news about the streaming service next week, is said to be negotiating content deals with nearly two dozen music, sports, movie and TV producers in the U.S. and Europe.

1Oct/110

14th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda Round 9 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón Saturday October 1, 2011

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila PatrĂ³n: Morning Warm-up:
The qualifying time for the No. 89 Intersport Racing LMPC has been disallowed. It was not presented for postaccident technical re-inspection.

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