This afernoong, MSNBC and CNN have been in wall-to-wall coverage of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, even though the decision hasn’t yet been made public. Fox News has been more tempered with its coverage, reporting that there is a decision and that it will be released sometime after 5pmCT.
Broadcast networks are also planning special reports once the decision is handed down. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will anchor coverage that will feature live reports from Ferguson. Fox will offer a special report to affiliates anchored by Shepard Smith. We’ll let you know about the other broadcasters when we hear from them.
The 12-person grand jury, made up of 7 men (1 black and 6 white) and 5 women (2 black and 3 white), is deciding whether Wilson, a white police officer from Ferguson, MO, should be criminally indicted for the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.