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Television Networks Provide Wall-to-Wall Coverage

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 6/16/2016

Broadcasting & Cable provided details on network television coverage of the massacre. The television networks main anchors - CBSs Scott Pelley, NBCs Lester Holt and ABCs David Muir also all flew to Orlando on June 12 to broadcast special evening newscasts. ABC sent six reporters to assist those already in Orlando, with NBC dedicating four reporters to the story. Charlie Rose and Gayle King of "CBS This Morning" also broadcast from Orlando. Coverage in the days that followed included special editions of "Dateline NBC" and ABCs "20/20" that were devoted to the massacre.

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