Prayer added to HBO reruns


HBO said late Monday that it will include an opening prayer from a gay pastor in subsequent telecasts of the "We Are One" inaugural concert and said that it hadn't been consulted about what would go where in the two-hour live telecast.

The Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, had delivered the opening prayer at 2:20 p.m. EST on Sunday to kick off the show. But HBO's live telecast didn't begin until 2:30 p.m.

The omission caused a pile of headaches for HBO and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which claimed responsibility for the error.