It would be useful to allow the unhiding of feaured stories to occur automatically at a future date and time.
The idea is for an editor to click on the unhide button and for the system to give an option to select a date and time in the future when to unhide the feature. An entry would be added to a simple list. This list would be checked by every say 10th page request to the site and would check if there are any unhides pending and if they are due to be carried out.
The time of unhide would in practive be reasonably close to the target time