I find this example quite interesting without using a "the" before the word "first":
7:05 p.m. First question is directed to Christie, who's asked what concrete steps he would take to get Americans back to work.1
I'm quite sure it is correct to say,"The first question is directed to Christie", then why is there a "first" alone? Is that acceptable in standard English? Is it right not to put a definite article "the" before some superlative adjectives such as "first"?